Late Boomer No More

Apparently, I’m actually a “cusper” instead of a “late Boomer” because I was born after 1954 and wasn’t old enough to be a hippie or protest the Vietnam War. And cuspers are suddenly cool. Obama’s a cusper, Caroline’s a cusper, and I’m a cusper too.

Commentary: Baby boomers out, cuspers in – CNN.com

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2 thoughts on “Late Boomer No More

  1. Google cuspers and you’ll see that virtually nobody uses that term for the generation between the Boomers and Xers. Cuspers was proposed as a name for this generation 10 years ago when Boomers and Xers were the two dominant generations, but it never caught on at all, and anyway, doesn’t even make sense at this point, since now people between GenX and GenY, and those born between GenY and GenZ, are called cuspers.

    By contrast, google the term Generation Jones, and you’ll see that it’s gained a big national following…it’s gotten a ton of media attention, and many top commentators from numerous top publications and networks (New York Times, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) are specifically referring to Obama, born in 1961, as part of Generation Jones.

  2. Cuspers is the term which is most often used to describe those of us who are in-between Generation X and Generation Y. Admittedly, those who on in-between, or on the cusp, of all generations are called Cuspers, but the term is mainly used for those on the cusp of GenX/GenY.

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