[Ads-l] OK Boomer

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 13 21:49:28 UTC 2019

I see that there is a good discussion on Know Your Meme, with evidence going as far back as 2015, but I am still interested in any other information about origins.

Fred Shapiro

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Subject: OK Boomer

Is anyone able to provide any information about the origins of the phrase "OK Boomer"?  My sense is that it is becoming very popular, and people talk about it like it's been around for a while, but when I do a LexisNexis search the earliest use I seem to find is Oct. 29 of this year.

Fred Shapiro

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