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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 17 13:57:45 EST 2019


> I’ve converted.

Good one, Larry! A real thigh-slapper! As another Noo-Yawka once said to me
(paraphrased), "I appreciate  yaw sensa yuma."

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 1:45 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Jan 17, 2019, at 1:40 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> >> The way things are going _anymore_
> >
> > Is that a genuine positive anymore or a jocular one?
>
> Both.  I’ve converted.
>
> LH
>
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 1:28 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> One strategy for letter labels post-Z is to go with AA, BB, CC, etc.
> The
> >> way things are going anymore, the next generation will definitely find
> AA
> >> useful.
> >>
> >> LH
> >>
> >>> On Jan 17, 2019, at 12:40 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> "Generation Alpha" is one suggestion.
> >>>
> >>> https://www.businessinsider.com/generation-alpha-2014-7-2
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 12:27 PM 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/
> >>>>>
> >>>
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> >
> >
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > -Mark Twain
> >
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-- 
-Wilson
-----
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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