So, you want to be a hat person, huh? This is a world where being fabulous is an everyday thing, where every outfit is completed with a stylish, trendy, or even fancy hat. Before you can join in on the fun of being a hat person, you have to take a small crash course in what kinds of hats there are. Be aware; there’s a lot of them.
The Baseball Cap
Of course, let’s start with the most recognized hat of all. You don’t have to be going to a ball game to put on this bad boy. The baseball cap is the kind of hat that baseball players wear, but fashion icons can rock them, too.
French, chic, and in-style. The beret can add that bit of je ne sais quoi that your outfit needs. How do you tell it’s a beret? It doesn’t have brims or much structure at all. Instead, it is more of a floppy hat and is made out of wool or knit blend. Classic styles have a nub at the top.
Besides shielding the eyes and skin of fishermen, the cap is also worn by bikers, fiddlers, and everyday fashionistas. It has a bit of a beret-influence, but it has a tiny brim. The design has come back into style recently, and it is definitely a fashion staple.
The Straw Hat
This isn’t just one kind of hat, it is more of a species. IT is perfect for summer vacations, and more. Straw hats can be small, large, have an extra-wide brim, floppy style, or something different.
You can love them or hate them, but they are back in style. Visors are baseball hats without the crown, and they are ready to protect your face from the sun. They are more of a sporty style or intended for those who like playing tennis since the heat from your head can still escape, but the sun will again be blocked from your face.
Generational gaps are sometimes difficult to navigate. After all, it’s a fast-paced world in which by the time the next generation is of age, the previous generation can seem odd or out of touch to them. With Gen Z getting older, they have some questions. Specifically, they need millennials to answer these brutally honest questions.
Ways to Communicate
Every generation has a different method of communication, usually because of the advancements of technology. For instance, millennials don’t frequently exchange letters via traditional mail to communicate.
What they do often do, though, is send each other GIFs. Honestly, this is something that Gen Z sometimes looks at in wonder. Of course, they might enjoy the occasional GIF but, according to this Twitter user, the generation ahead of them use far more GIFs. So millennials, what’s the draw to this method of communication?
A Tasty Addition
Just like fashion or music, food goes through trends that come and go. This means that one generation’s favorite food might be something that the next generation never even tries.
In this case, Gen Z wants to know why millennials are so in love with cookie dough. This Twitter user points out that they’re always putting it in everything. To be fair, there are a lot of snacks with cookie dough included to add a sweet kick from ice cream to candy.
Can You Blame Them?
There are certain things that people say all the time that leave other people wondering why. Sometimes, it’s just as simple as a fun thing to say or an idea to look forward to.
Gen Z has noticed that millennials have a phrase that they repeat on a weekly basis: Taco Tuesday. The phrase is really just a fun alliteration with a tasty result but we can see how it would get frustrating to hear on a regular basis.
There are certain things that one generation loves that the next generation just doesn’t understand. It’s simply the nature of fads.
For millennials, it’s questioning the reason their parents would ever pay money for a pet rock. As for Gen Z, they want to know why millennials would spend their hard-earned cash on a collection of Funko Pops. We suppose it comes down to trends and generational differences in interests but who’s to say, in the end.
Replying to Emails
There are certain things in life, especially in professional life, that can’t be avoided. For instance, you’re probably going to have to exchange professional messages with coworkers, clients, and managers.
That’s why members of Gen Z, like this Twitter user, want to know why emailing is such a big deal to millennials. What about a typed message that doesn’t even require physically talking is so nerve-wracking? It seems like this question veers closer to genuine concern rather than just laughing at millennials.
Self-Deprecation for the Win
While Gen Z does a good job of asking millennials what they’re doing, the generation isn’t completely without self-awareness either.
This person, no matter what generation they’re a part of, raises a funny point. What if none of these opinions come from Gen Z at all? After all, everyone knows that if there’s one thing that this generation loves more than anything, it’s a good roast or a bit of self-deprecation.
Well, Who Wins Now?
The nature of internet humor is that jokes tend to come and go. There has to be something remarkable or strikingly memorable about a joke or meme for it to have any lasting popularity.
This isn’t quite the case with the phrase “X wins the internet for today.” If anything, the phrase shoots everyone straight back a decade. However, the thing about an outdated joke like this is that it leaves everyone cringing. That’s why Gen Z has to know: why millennials?
It Happens Eventually
It’s the fate of every generation: eventually, you’ll age. It’s just the facts of life and the passage of time. That doesn’t mean that it’s something that happens quietly.
This leaves Gen Z wondering why millennials are always commenting about being old. It’s probably partially surprising. As Gen Z hops online and gets older, millennials can easily see how much more time has passed than they think. Plus, they’re starting to fall out of the loop with the younger generation.
He’s My Hubby
When it comes to relationships, it seems like pet names are a part of the deal. Yet, there’s a catch 22 to pet names. That is, what’s cute to one person might disgust another.
That means that the nicknames you and your partner love might be cause for pause to someone else. According to Gen Z, the worst pet name that millennials seem to love so much is the word “hubby” instead of “husband.” Millennials, how did this get so popular?
What’s Up with Ellipses?
No one is saying that perfect grammar is a necessity for texting. That doesn’t mean that frequently using the wrong grammatical usage of punctuation won’t confuse or annoy others.
In this case, Gen Z wants to know about millennials’ and even older generations’ obsession with using ellipses. It’s not even the fact that this punctuation is frequently worked into their vocabulary but it makes it seem like they’re frequently upset. Are you upset that you’ve been contacted? Should they try again later?
They Deserve Your Attention
Nearly everyone has social media in the modern age. This ranges from everything including personal and private accounts to public and professional accounts.
One trend that millennials decided to start that leaves Gen Z wondering is a social media presence for pets. To be more specific, they wanted to know what prompted a whole generation to decide that Instagram pages for dogs were a necessity. Of course, they’re cute but it seems like a lot of work to show off pictures of your pet.
Shook or Shooketh?
As we’ve stated before, language isn’t set in stone. It adapts to fit the needs of people and that’s left a lot of room for people to create words to suit their personal preferences and emphasis.
As for Gen Z, they don’t understand why millennials took the word “shook” and turned it into “shooketh.” The argument here is that Gen Z doesn’t really see how this adds to the word at all. All in all, it just seems like a way for the word to sound more dramatic.
Just Use the Verb
Here’s another point on the topic of creating new words out of old ones. Actually, in this case, the words don’t change but how they’re used are, making for some truly bizarre sentences.
In this case, millennials keep using nouns in a sentence as verbs, a phenomenon this Twitter user was happy enough to leave examples of. Like many other topics here, it isn’t necessarily bad that they do this but it definitely hits on some people’s pet peeves.
Spreading Their Influence
The modern age of technology and the rapid pace it has grown at has created plenty of new roles and professions. This includes a few that couldn’t have been predicted decades ago.
One such profession is an online influencer. In the creation of this role, though, there have been plenty of people who seem to think they fill it just for being online. This Twitter user pointed out that this includes plenty of millennials who don’t actually have an impressive following.
There are certain phrases or words that you use in certain situations. For instance, you wouldn’t use a phrase like “haha” when something wasn’t funny if you weren’t being sarcastic, right?
As a few Gen Z started to notice, this wasn’t quite the case for millennials. On the contrary, they seemed to put “haha” after almost every text they sent. Even further, it doesn’t even seem to matter if what they sent or were responding to was joking or not.
If there’s one thing that most millennials can agree on, it’s that boomers shouldn’t have taken the time to cover all traces of hardwood in a home.
On the other hand, they aren’t entirely innocent of interior design faux pas themselves. As this Twitter user pointed out, boomers may have covered hardwood flooring but millennials were more than happy to paint over original brick and furniture that was perfectly fine the way it was. Why?
Doing the Chores
There are certain things that you do that make up your personality. This includes concepts like your hobbies, a job that you love, or any other facets of your interests.
That doesn’t mean that everything that you do denotes your personality. There are some things – like mowing the lawn or changing a flat tire – that everyone has to do eventually. Yet, as some Gen Z Twitter users have pointed out, millennials tend to treat these tasks as if they’re personality traits as well.
You Did a Really Big Thing
There are certain things in life that are celebrated not only because they’re happy moments but because they’re huge milestones as well. For instance, a wedding or childbirth.
So, when most people see these announcements, they expect something noting what a huge occasion it is. What Gen Z is always surprised to see is when millennials post these momentous occasions with an underwhelming caption such as “we did a thing.” As this person pointed out, they’re talking about life-changing commitment.
Just a Human Person
To millennials, writing certain phrases is a joke that everyone in your peer group is in on is fun. To everyone else, it’s confusing or even alarming at times.
Gen Z was caught off guard when they noticed what millennials were putting in their bios. In particular, they need to know why millennials are describing themselves as a “human person.” As this person points out, what does this prove? Isn’t everyone a human person or should we be worried?
There are certain fads that take hold much harder than others. For example, the concept of a fidget spinner has nothing on the withstanding power of the Harry Potter franchise.
Almost every millennial has seen a movie or two but many go much further in their love for the series. There are plenty of millennials that have all the books, movies, and enough merchandise to stock a small gift shop. On top of that, Hogwarts houses seem synonymous with personality types.
They Have a Point
Trends, by their nature, tend to thrive in some demographics but not others. For instance, something that millennials love might seem unnecessary to another group.
One of the best examples of this is the trend of rose gold iPhones among millennials. Really, it comes from the generally widespread popularity among millennials of rose gold but iPhones really are the most puzzling piece. After all, most people cover it up with a phone case in the end anyway, so what’s the point?
This One’s Just Sad
Everyone loves the chance to treat themselves. Why wouldn’t you want to spend a little money on yourself from time to time after you’ve worked so hard to earn that money in the first place?
This question that Gen Z has for millennials isn’t quite as comedic but more of a concerned question. When you’re treating yourself, usually it’s something you don’t strictly need. Millennials, on the other hand, tend to consider treating themselves as their basic necessities like buying groceries.
Please, Explain the Avocados
There are some things that just reach a peak in popularity and fall away. Other times, the popularity of an item rises so much, it seems like there are new options for it every day.
Food is particularly good at expanding on trends since there are so many different ways that you can use a single ingredient. Nothing has proved this more than the deep love that millennials have for avocados. What about these fruits solidified them as a staple in millennial diets?
It’s a Preference
With so much content available online and around the world, you have to pick and choose what you get upset over as far as recording techniques. However, we all still have pet peeves.
For millennials, they seem to hold onto the pet peeve of hating vertical videos. We can see the appeal of a horizontal video in its place – you often capture more with a wider screen to watch it on. That being said, it really isn’t the worst thing in the world.
This complaint about millennials is semi-familiar because it’s very close to the concept of calling children “tiny humans.” Gen Z is really waiting for answers to these questions.
Once again, there is a word for an animal that you live with and own, purely to care for them and make sure they prosper. Usually, people just refer to these animals as pets. Millennials, on the other hand, tend to break down the language once again, calling their pets “fur babies.”
Getting Creative with It
There are a lot of important decisions that new parents need to make. In the end, it’s up to them to set up a strong foundation for their child.
One of the most lasting decisions that a parent makes is in naming their child. You want to choose something that will fit them and that they love in the long run. That’s why Gen Z can’t stop looking at millennials in confusion as they continue to name their kids so oddly.
We All Love Garlic
If there’s one thing that everyone loves, it’s garlic. From garlic bread or garlic toast to heavily seasoned pasta and meats, there’s no shortage of what you can do with a head of garlic.
On top of that, there are plenty of cases in which the amount of garlic a recipe calls for just isn’t anywhere near adequate. There are a lot of people who increase the amount when they’re preparing a dish themselves! Yet, it seems to be a millennial trait to claim this as a personality trait.
Need a Cup of Joe
Coffee has long been a staple with breakfast but it’s become much more recently. By stopping by any cafe, you can order coffee in a countless number of ways to find what you love.
That being said, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any conflict surrounding the caffeinated drink. Specifically, there seems to be a generational difference in how coffee is viewed. Gen Z naturally likes to enjoy coffee but even they wonder about millennials’ deep love for it.
Like we’ve said before, when you’re online or texting, proper grammar isn’t always necessary. If you forget a comma here or there, most people aren’t going to obsess over it.
Alternatively, if you purposefully use incorrect grammar frequently, it might cause some people to roll their eyes. Gen Z has a question for millennials: why are they always writing their social media bios in fragmented sentences? No one is making you do this and there’s enough room for full sentences.
What’s Popular Now?
If there’s one thing that the younger generations always hate, it’s the older generations’ disdain for their trends. This isn’t something that millennials are unused to either.
Despite knowing how annoying it can be, many Gen Z members are frustrated by millennials making fun of Tik Tok. At the very least, many millennials make a big deal out of not understanding Tik Tok. This particular person has a note for millennials: they’re just doing it to feel like an adult.
One Way to Photograph
If you’re interested in photography or even like to keep a collection of pictures to remember moments by, there’s no better time to live than now. There are so many ways to capture something on film!
That’s why Gen Z is always scratching their head and wondering why millennials are so obsessed with using Polaroids. Not only that, since Polaroids are singular photographs, it leads to everyone taking pictures of the Polaroid if they want a copy of the picture.
A Relic from Another Time
As millennials get older, they have started priding themselves on bygone technology. Honestly, it’s something every generation starts to do after a while – a natural result of so much change.
One of the most often brought up points for millennials is the shift away from VHS tapes. This has led to plenty of jokes about the younger generation not even recognizing a VHS. Conversely, as this member of Gen Z notes, there are few people that actually fit this description.
Their Favorite Show
Generations, recent ones at least, tend to have defining media like TV shows or movies with a cult following. For millennials, this TV show is the ’90s sitcom Friends.
However, humor changes as between generations and what millennials found hilarious, Gen Z finds unfunny, at best, or even off-putting or offensive at times. Friends is a perfect example of this. When their favorite show is threatened, though, Gen Z notices that millennials tend to bristle at the thought.
Not an Excuse
Astrology is a pretty interesting concept and there are plenty of people who put a lot of stock into what astrology tells them. From the occasional fun horoscope to actual beliefs, there’s a lot to it.
On the other hand, there are some people, many millennials included, that use astrology a little too much to their advantage. In other words, there are a few people who blame things – like poor behavior – on their star sign. We have to ask: why are you doing this, millennials?
Just Post It!
Posting pictures is an everyday occurrence these days. There are millions of people adding countless photos to their social media profiles each and every day.
Amidst all of these posts, Gen Z has to know why millennials still sometimes use “might delete later” on their photos. Whether it’s ironic or not, it seems to keep some people wondering why they do it at all. If a millennial isn’t using it as an ironic turn of phrase, this person wants to know why they’d post the picture then.
Using It as an Excuse
Once again, if there’s one thing that Gen Z truly struggles to understand about millennials, it’s their deep love for the Harry Potter franchise. Still, it took a whole generation by storm.
Now that the newer generation simply isn’t as interested in the series, references by millennials don’t always make sense. For example, the concept of everyone intimately knowing what you mean if you refer to a Hogwarts house like Hufflepuff out of nowhere doesn’t make quite as much sense as it once did.
If there’s one thing that seems to always win millennials over, it’s a bit of nostalgia. That’s why certain cartoons seem to stick around even once the generation has aged out of the demographic.
This is something that leaves Gen Z wondering why. When you’re reaching into your thirties, what draws you to a show like Spongebob Square Pants, which was originally written to entertain a younger crowd. As long as they enjoy it, we suppose!
Not the Sequel!
There are plenty of people who take people’s opinions on art very seriously. That’s why there are people who are movie buffs or cinephiles keeping the film industry engaging from the audience.
This usually refers to the classics and films for adults. That’s why this Twitter user is so caught off-guard to see millennials who have these strong film opinions about kids’ movies. In particular, why do they have to treat a child liking a Disney sequel more as a personal insult?
We Know How Old You Are
If there’s one thing that millennials love to say, it’s that they’re a ’90s kid. On one hand, we can see the nostalgia of the statement – millennials did grow up in a time of rapid technological change.
On the other hand, it’s an obvious statement that everyone already knows. If someone knows your age, it only takes a few quick seconds of math to find out what decade you were born or grew up in. Maybe this statement is just too repetitive for Gen Z.
Time to Calm Down
A lot of millennials grew up watching the Disney Channel. As time passed and they got older, though, the company moved on as well, creating Disney Channel shows for a new generation.
It makes sense to be nostalgic for the ways things used to be in kids’ shows. As this Twitter user points out, though, it’s another thing altogether to be genuinely angry about the directions kids’ shows are taking. Of course you don’t like them, they’re not made for you!
Ice Cream Missions
While we’re huge fans of ice cream, that doesn’t mean to say that we care about other people’s ice cream missions. However, according to @eli_enis, millennials don’t get that memo and enjoy oversharing their lives.
To all millennials reading this right now, try to get it through your sometimes thick-skulls, we do not care about your daily missions unless it involves a really dramatic storyline. Capiche? Glad we cleared that up.
@SpenceDen is quite a feisty one for writing up this savage one-liner about millennials but we have to give it to her, it’s totally accurate. A common issue with this particular generation is that they struggle to reach the same level of financial success as their parents – the Babyboomers.
This leaves millennials with a chip on their shoulders for often not being able to own anything in their name, unless they receive external help. Poor millennials, sounds like a ‘you’ problem!
Acting All Formal
Millennials remind us of the character Walter Mitty, who Tom Hanks played in the film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Now, what on earth do we mean by this?
Walter was an ordinary man who indulged in daydreams of personal successes that didn’t actually exist – millennials are known to do the same. Hence why @ChatherinQinnK made fun of how serious this generation is on Twitter. We suggest that we all leave the acting to the real stars.
Look Who Is Talking
We find it very rich that millennials would make fun of other generations since their age group is filled with so many problems.
While @taffy_my_laffy did make an annoying spelling mistake in how she spelled “annoyingly”, we have to give it to her for hitting the nail on the head in what millennials consistently complain about. We find it to be pretty selfish how millennials think back problems only affect them.
Millennials have been getting a lot of heat from us, but one thing people have to give to this generation is that they know their way around gadgets. They may not be able to own their home or bring in an income of six figures but trust them to be able to set up or organize your online needs.
In fact, when it comes to the world of technology, millennials rule. We were going to follow this up with a diss but we decided to let them have this one.
Gen Z Firing Back
Oftentimes when generations are compared to each other, it is done in an unfavorable way. So, when @Lyla_Georgexo got hate from some millennials, she chose to fire back by listing all that her generation has done versus theirs…
Let’s just say the list on the latter side was lacking and all she gave them credit for was for taking photos. We’re pretty sure she was even being sarcastic about that being a compliment.
Dancing Like Its 2003
When it comes to TikTok, it really looks like millennials can do no right. If they do post videos, they’re judged for it and if they don’t post videos, they’re judged for that too.
At this point, we kinda feel bad for this generation and the level of hate they receive on a daily basis. But with that being said, the accuracy of how they dance like it’s the early 2000s is too good not to share.
Millennials have little shame in the game. Despite the criticism they receive, they’re still known to be an unfiltered and highly-opinionated generation. So, when this Twitter user mentioned how overt they are about seeing their therapist versus older generations, we weren’t actually surprised one bit.
To be honest, we’re okay with it too. If you want to share your more personal life details, more power to you. We prefer to rather share other people’s stories but hey, that’s us!
Despite how overt millennials are known to be about their lives, they struggle to be upfront with authority. We’re aware of how strange that sounds, especially considering how other generations think they’re this spoiled bunch of know-it-alls.
We can’t completely disagree with that statement but we can say with surety that they have a hard time ‘adulting.’ Asking people uncomfortable questions is part of the growing up process though. Time to toughen up, guys.
This next post about millennials has got to be our personal favorite. It is so accurate, rude, and firey all at once – much like us. Again, millennials’ inability to be able to able to earn enough money to buy property is being poked at but in a playful way – using the legendary game of Monopoly.
We hope that one day all millennials can go from being rent-payers to home-owners. In fact, we wish that for everyone! Gosh, we’re such good folk. We deserve a free home now.
A Different Platform
With an influx of social media options, the concept of crossposting something is more common than ever before. Why turn to social media you don’t use much when you don’t have to?
Well, Gen Z wants to know why they can’t just adapt to another platform. More specifically, they want to know why millennials are taking the time to find TikToks they love and then sharing them on Instagram. If someone wanted to watch TikToks, wouldn’t they go straight to that app rather than your Instagram?
Navigating professional life is one of the hardest parts of becoming an adult. It can be intimidating to both please other people and demand respect.
On top of that, it’s often difficult to determine how to talk about your job in the most professional manner. After years of working in an industry like retail or restaurant, it can be hard to transition. Some millennials use the word “client” rather than “customers,” something that Gen Z is more than happy to poke fun at.
Take a Seat
There are certain things that are just charming. That doesn’t mean that we don’t sometimes look at them and wonder why they became so popular with certain demographics.
For instance, “couch areas” in restaurants and coffee shops. Of course, they’re a comfortable place to relax but what made them so universally loved by millennials? We can take a few guesses and we’re sure it has something to do with their popularity in some famous ’90s sitcoms.
Get a Little Creative!
Things like pasta and pizza are versatile and nearly indisputably delicious. It’s no wonder that everyone seems to love them so much! What’s not to love about these tasty treats?
That being said, because everyone likes pizza and pasta, it doesn’t make it a unique trait to love them. That’s why Gen Z is wondering why millennials are so insistent on focusing on their love of these common favorite foods. You have to branch out eventually!
A Cute Little Bitmoji
Apps that often interact with one another aren’t unheard of anymore. For instance, Snapchat often interacts with Bitmoji but Bitmojis are also available in messaging apps as well.
If you aren’t familiar, Bitmoji is an app pretty much solely dedicated to creating a personalized emoji. According to this Twitter user, there’s no demographic quite as interested in this feature as millennials. Of course, this has led to some questions from Gen Z. Namely, what’s so intriguing about Bitmoji?