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14, Jan 2022
Boomers Blamed for Demise of Emoji

So, seen? Supposedly, the laugh cry emoji happens to be uncool and ultizing it is a sure sign you’re old.

Stop the presses!

Gen Z – those born after 1997 – have apparently declared this being so on web 2 . 0, especially TikTok.

This while the emoji continues to be extremely popular since 2017. As a CNN article noted: “‘Face with Tears of Joy,’ the state run name for the laughing crying emoji, may be the most-used emoji on Emojitracker, an online site that shows real-time emoji use on Twitter.” In 2020, it had been still the most used emoji.

So, what went down?

Are Baby Boomers to Blame?

Of course, just like everything else, we boomers are now being blamed because of its demise. Jeremy Burge, the main emoji officer of Emojipedia, recently wrote your blog post regardless: “It’s common wisdom on TikTok the laughing crying emoji is designed for boomers. And by boomers I mean anyone over 35.”

God forbid, teenagers and teenagers don’t want to get seen utilizing the same emoji his or her grandparents! But we are really not the only targets as evidenced by Burge’s over-35 comment.

Interestingly enough the millennials (those born between 1980-1996), lots of whom looking to remain cool when they approach their 30s and 40s, also seem to become the target these times. Add to the millennial’s overuse on this suddenly uncool emoji, calling their dog “doggo” (didn’t even realize it was a thing), skinny jeans, and also side parts may also be out along with a sign that you are old and “outside of touch.”

As one millennial writer place it in an article for Yahoo!Sports: “As a life-long side parter, ouch.”

According to this article, Gen Z also makes fun of how millennials makes use of the word “adulting”, their dependence on avocado toast and Starbucks coffee, and exactly how they make reference to themselves as “90 kids.”

It’s Karma Folks

What’s type of funny about all of this is that some millennials have already been making fun individuals boomers for several years.

Remember the widely used phrase, “OK Boomer” that began circulating quite a while ago? As I wrote in your site on this subject, the phrase seemed to insinuate us boomers are old-fashioned, resistant against change, behind on technology, and beyond touch.

So, I guess, what encircles comes around.

Nonetheless, I hate to determine anyone using insulting and dismissive catchphrases purely determined by what generation people happen to get born in – that’s completely beyond our control, incidentally. One day, Gen Z can become old no doubt receive a taste of their medicine. Everyone does get old eventually, you recognize.

Myself, I’m tired of methods all the social platforms renders insulting one another way too easy. I’m sick and tired of ageism. I wish mutual respect could replace this senseless mocking of 1 another. Why can’t the “generation gap” become uncool and out-of-date?

Saying everything, job it way too hard ., millennials. One day, you’ll be able to our age and you won’t care just as much what other people think.

After an up to date viral TikTok listed all of the things millennials make it happen Gen Z doesn’t approve of, millennials responded by defending their fashion choices, hairstyles, and emoji usage. They noticed that Gen Z once encouraged 1 another to eat Tide Pods as being a viral challenge which younger people don’t have the ability to write in cursive. So there! But does all in this really matter?

Take comfort, millennials, you’ll get to the age after you won’t care what someone else thinks about your emoji habits and won’t feel this have to defend your alternatives.

In fact, I think this boomer will utilize laugh cry emoji a lot more just to get rebellious. And my side part is staying too. And even though I’m not a millennial, I do enjoy me some avocado toast on occasion.

That’s an advantage of getting older, as I wrote about when I turned 60. I know what matters, along with the overuse of your emoji isn’t one of these! Make fun people, when you are an older adult is liberating as sense.

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