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Generation Yuzz

Let Seuss guide the way
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I don't think it will be news to many people if I point out the demographic generational divisions that seem to appear every 20 years or so. With some slight variations they generally go:

Boomers (born 1945 – 1965)

X-generation (born 1965 - 1985)

Y-generation (born 1985 – 2005)

Z-generation (born 2005 – 2025?)

Assuming we don’t blow ourselves up before 2025, and assuming that our culture proceeds at roughly the same rate, we’ll need a name for what comes after the Z-gens (born 2025- 2045). I suggest borrowing from Seuss- the one man who foresaw this need over 50 years ago in his seminal book “On Beyond Zebra!” (see link), and adopt his next character (Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz). So we'll now have the Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz-generation (or Yuzz-gen for short). By my math, Dr. Seuss’s extended alphabet should have us set until year 2425. At that point we’ll revisit the issue.

BTW, let’s also rename the “Boomers” to be the “W-generation” just for consistency.

imho, Jul 12 2009

On Beyond Zebra! http://en.wikipedia...ki/On_Beyond_Zebra!
[imho, Jul 12 2009]

Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss
[imho, Jul 12 2009]

Generation Z: A some what related idea Generation_20Z
[imho, Jul 12 2009]

Seussian letters http://images.googl...26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den
[bungston, Jul 13 2009]


       I see no reason not to.
blissmiss, Jul 12 2009

       <grouchy>I see one. See my anno to [JesusHChrist]'s idea (third link).</grouchy>
pertinax, Jul 13 2009

       I take issue with On Beyond Zebra because the book is not true to itself. Although the character Yuzz is depicted both on its own page and also at the end of the book together with other extrazedulars, the word Yuzz-a-ma-tuzz (which like other uses for these characters is the name of a critter) is clearly spelled with the letter Y, not the letter Yuzz.   

       This was confusing to me as a first grader grappling with the concept of different alphabets. Now I think it is just slipshod. Bone!
bungston, Jul 13 2009

       If we're going to append a new letter, can we give it a new or seldom-seen glyph please? Like &#1026;.   

       And furthermore it should make the sound of an indrawn "eeee", like the "Eee" in a donkey's "Eee-Haw". And it should have the name "Ethel".   

wagster, Jul 13 2009

       That link is truly fantastic, [bung]. I'll bet they've also done...   

       ...yes they have done Klingon.
wagster, Jul 13 2009


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