Generation D

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 30 12:49:51 UTC 2001

At 12:52 PM -0800 3/30/01, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>larry horn on gen-X SO:
>  >But speaking of the construction, rather than the generation,
>  >I realized last night (while watching Friends, a mother-lode of [at
>  >least putative] gen-X dialogue) that it extends to "totally"...
>alerted to this usage by elizabeth traugott, the stanford genxsoista/os
>are already collecting TOTALLY examples too.  your citation is being
>added to the collection.
>arnold (zwicky at, now wondering how starbucks
>  settled on "barista" as their presumably gender-neutral job title

Well, Sandinista and fashionista are gender-neutral, are they not?
On the earlier topic--someone, I forget who, has suggested that to
judge from the current spate of commercials, (we) aging baby-boomers
would now qualify as Generation Rx.


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