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Sat Jul 16, 2016, 09:40 AM

What follows Z?

I saw an article about the different generations, starting with the "Silent generation" follows by the Baby boomers. It mentioned that there are, of course, overlapping years.

Still, the Boomers are followed by the X generation. In hindsight (always 20/20) I think that the boomers were so overwhelming that anything that came after them was, initially meh.. (No doubt there are many X-ers here who would love to offer an opinion. I am an older boomer. Sorry).

Thus, the next generation, the Millennials, is also referred to as the Y-generation and the next - those born after 2000 - are now the Z generation.

So what will come next?

Inquiring minds want to know..




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Reply What follows Z? (Original post)
question everything Jul 2016 OP
Tobin S. Jul 2016 #1
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In_The_Wind Jul 2016 #2
Hayduke Bomgarte Jul 2016 #15
rug Jul 2016 #3
Tom Kitten Jul 2016 #7
rug Jul 2016 #8
Tom Kitten Jul 2016 #10
lastlib Jul 2016 #4
Tom Kitten Jul 2016 #5
question everything Jul 2016 #11
shenmue Jul 2016 #17
sl8 Jul 2016 #19
KMOD Jul 2016 #6
LineReply &
yewberry Jul 2016 #9
question everything Jul 2016 #12
sl8 Jul 2016 #18
Xyzse Jul 2016 #13
Thor_MN Jul 2016 #20
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2016 #14
GreydeeThos Jul 2016 #16
Jamastiene Jul 2016 #21
annabanana Jul 2016 #22
Celerity Nov 2018 #23
question everything Nov 2018 #24
Celerity Nov 2018 #25
jberryhill Nov 2018 #26

Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 09:44 AM

1. The way things are going, we'll be lucky to have another generation after the Z generation.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 09:50 AM

2. .

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 04:50 PM

15. I read an article, a while back

That predicted that, at the rate we're going, by 2050 we will have killed off all life in the oceans. The domino effect of it was said to be the complete collapse of the entire food chain. Of course, as history indicates, we won't continue at the same rate. We'll accelerate the damage we're doing, in the name of the almighty dollar.

I remember, when in high school,late 70s, being told that, at the rate we were going then, by the year 2100 we'd begin to see the type of climate change we're seeing now, in '16.

I think your assessment that "we'll be lucky to have another generation after the Z generation", is probably dead on.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 09:54 AM

3. Daryl.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 11:56 AM

7. Other Brother Daryl.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 12:10 PM

8. Where the hell is Larry?

 

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Response to rug (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 01:31 PM

10. On NBC.

Fridays at 9:30, 8:30 Central. Was going to tape it last night but my VCR's at the shop.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 11:26 AM

4. Why do we need to worry about it? We're outa here!

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 11:44 AM

5. Yuzz !

Dr. Seuss wrote about this very question.

“You can stop, if you want, with the Z.
Because most people stop with the Z.
But not me!!!
In the places I go, there are things that I see
That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
I’m telling you this ‘cause you’re one of my friends.
My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!”

“My alphabet starts with this letter called Yuzz.
It’s the letter I use to spell Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz.
You’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found
Once you go beyond Z and start poking around!

So, on beyond Z! It’s high time you were shown
That you really don’t know all there is to be known.”



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Beyond_Zebra!

(One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books growing up)

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 03:19 PM

11. Oh, that's lovely

will have to watch for these

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 08:09 PM

17. Fblarb

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 08:58 PM

19. Nice!

I'm learning a lot from this thread.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 11:45 AM

6. Now I know my abc's,

 

next time won't you sing with me.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 12:54 PM

9. &

...Allegedly used to follow Z in the alphabet.

http://blog.dictionary.com/ampersand/

The word “ampersand” came many years later when “&” was actually part of the English alphabet. In the early 1800s, school children reciting their ABCs concluded the alphabet with the &. It would have been confusing to say “X, Y, Z, and.” Rather, the students said, “and per se and.” “Per se” means “by itself,” so the students were essentially saying, “X, Y, Z, and by itself and.” Over time, “and per se and” was slurred together into the word we use today: ampersand.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 03:20 PM

12. Thanks. Fascinating

I've often wondered where the word ampersand came from... and was too lazy to google it.


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Response to yewberry (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 08:55 PM

18. That's interesting.

I had no idea about the history of the ampersand. Thanks!

Reading up on the ampersand led me to these alphabet rhymes; they include the ampersand, as you mentioned, and I found interesting in their own right:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Pie_ABC


...
The rhyme also began to be changed in other ways, as in The Real History of the Apple Pie, which has an extended coda:

Says A, give me a good large slice,
Says B, a little bit, but nice,
Says C, cut me a piece of crust, Take it, says D, it’s dry as dust,
Says E, I’ll eat it fast, I will, Says F, I vow I’ll have my fill,
Says G, give it me good and great, Says H, a little bit I hate,
Says I, it’s ice I must request, Says J, the juice I love the best,
Says K, let’s keep it up above, Says L, the border’s what I love,
Says M, it makes your teeth to chatter, N said, it’s nice, there’s nought the matter,
O others’ plates with grief surveyed, P for a large piece begged and prayed,
Q quarrelled for the topmost slice, R rubbed his hands and said “it’s nice,”
S silent sat, and simply looked, T thought, and said, it’s nicely cooked,
U understood the fruit was cherry, V vanished when they all got merry,
W wished there’d been a quince in, X here explained he’d need convincing,
Y said, I’ll eat, and yield to none, Z, like a zany, said he’d done,
While ampersand purloined the dish, And for another pie did wish.
...

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 03:57 PM

13. As an Excel Geek... I think Generation AA

Double A?

Making them a Battery? Probably a Duracel?

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 18, 2016, 09:15 AM

20. A1 style is ridiculous...

 

How many columns over from R is AH?

As a programmer, I switch it to R1C1 and us numbers for both columns and rows.

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Sat Jul 16, 2016, 06:55 PM

16. Open bracket follows Z

90 = Z
91 = [

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 02:44 PM

21. The Last Generation?

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 09:11 PM

22. Plenty of stuff after "Z":

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 12:22 AM

23. So far, it looks like it will be called Gen Alpha, which I do not like

I think we need to get away from the alphabet-based naming. The only true one that actually popularised this was Gen X. The Millennial gen obviously didn't get named in such manner, and I try to use iGen for the people born right after me, as they (even myself and a little before) are the first truly mobile computer/data/social media gen.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 12:26 AM

24. Thanks for the interesting comment, but this old thread is already in the archive

so you may want to post it at the original thread

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211350673


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Response to question everything (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 12:39 AM

25. Thanks! I will do that.



I am one of the few of all my friends (especially the ones younger than me) who detests social media. I think it is a huge force for atomisation of the overall culture, and also has a negative impact in terms of systemic control by disparate forces. It can, I grant you, be a force for much good, but is more often than not abused by malevolent groups to inject false memes. The rise of the age of Trump and outright mass lies (something that impacts almost all gens still alive, even back as far as the pre boomers who use it) is a perfect example.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 12:40 AM

26. Jesus comes back!

 

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