[Ads-l] "Gen Z" formalized at Pew

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 17 13:54:55 EST 2019


> For the generation after Z, I suggest *Generation Yuzz*, drawing on
Geisel's groundbreaking *On Beyond Zebra*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Beyond_Zebra!
I always said "sue-ss" but it was written about him at Dartmouth (where he
was busted for drinking gin in the dorm):
“You’re wrong as the deuce,
and you shouldn’t rejoice.
If you’re calling him Seuss –
he pronounces it Soice.”
http://blog.tavbooks.com/?p=2165

Though I guess he changed it.

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 11:27 AM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
wrote:

> But what about the next generation and the ones beyond that?
>
> For the generation after Z, I suggest *Generation Yuzz*, drawing on
> Geisel's groundbreaking *On Beyond Zebra* <
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Beyond_Zebra!>.
>
> Yuzz <http://www.evertype.com/standards/csur/seuss/yuzz.gif> is the first
> of the 19 named letters reported there, along with an unnamed, extremely
> complex twentieth. Using the Pew Institute's current generational period of
> 16 years, these will suffice for just over three centuries, by which time
> research and analysis methods will  be far more advanced than at present
> (assuming that they are not gone entirely, along with the rest of
> civilization).
>
> Hopefully,
> Mark Mandel
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 10:42 AM Kiesling, Scott F <kiesling at pitt.edu wrote:
>
> > Because it's become what everyone else says (basically):
> >
> >
> http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/17/where-millennials-end-and-generation-z-begins/
> >
> > --
> > Scott F. Kiesling, PhD
> > Professor
> > Chair, Department of Linguistics
> >
> >
> > Email: kiesling at pitt.edu<mailto:kiesling at pitt.edu>
> > Web:
> > http://sfkiesling.com
> > http://www.linguistics.pitt.edu
> > Twitter: @pittprofdude
> >
> >
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