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Discussion » Questions » Babies and Kids » Speaking of OK BOOMER, what were the generations before Boomers called? What were my parents called? And theirs? Did boomers start names?

Speaking of OK BOOMER, what were the generations before Boomers called? What were my parents called? And theirs? Did boomers start names?

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Posted - November 25

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  • 17193
    The Greatest Generation.

    "OK, Greatest" just does not have the same ring to it. LOL

    This post was edited by my2cents at November 25, 2019 2:57 PM MST
      November 25, 2019 12:32 PM MST
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  • 44094
    Jones Generation?  What is that in reference to?  
      November 25, 2019 1:01 PM MST
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  • 17193

    Unlike older baby boomers, most of Generation Jones did not grow up with World War II veterans as fathers, and for them there was no compulsory military service and no defining political cause, as opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War had been for the older boomers.

    The name "Generation Jones" has several connotations, including a large anonymous generation, a "keeping up with the Joneses" competitiveness and the slang word "jones" or "jonesing", meaning a yearning or craving.

      November 25, 2019 1:10 PM MST
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  • 10660
    I've heard it called the Silent Generation, but Greatest Generation is also used.  

      November 25, 2019 12:44 PM MST
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  • 44094
    ??? What is Jones generation, any idea? 
      November 25, 2019 1:01 PM MST
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  • 10660
    First time I'm hearing this, so I have no idea.
      November 25, 2019 1:28 PM MST
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  • 26557
    I have heard 70-80 called mini-boomers, when we boomers had kids.
      November 25, 2019 1:55 PM MST
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