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Anybody here a millenial?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Was reading an article on marketing wine to young people and came across this:

    Millennials, the 75 million North Americans born in the decades between disco and Dubya, have started to draw their first paycheques, and that means an explosion in discretionary spending power. That's good news for purveyors of such millennial necessities as iPhones, $250 designer sneakers and custom ring tones.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070704.wxlmillennials04/BNStory/lifeFoodWine/home

    "Many millennials are already of drinking age, and many of them will be coming of drinking age over the next few years," says Mr. Glass, 41. "That's the largest consumer buying segment, measured by buying power, in the United States. And they have a higher propensity to try wine than Generation X did. So that makes them even more important to the industry."

    I've never heard that expression before. Should I be ashamed of myself?
     
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Phew... I thought this had something to do with our age, JR!
     
  3. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    First person to call me a millenial gets punched in the face.
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Two more years, my friend, and then we'll show the millenials how to party. :)
     
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member


    We're warming up two weeks from Saturday... as you said, only an 8-9 hour drive.
     
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I'm a varietal.
     
  7. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    I was born "between disco and Dubya" -- which is quite a range, by the way -- and the only name more odious than "millenial" is "Generation Y," which enjoyed some currency for a while to describe my generation.
     
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    '71, or as HST called it, "the foul year of our Lord."
     
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I have never heard the term. I fall between disco and Dubya, but like Mighty_Wingman said, that is a lot of years. I don't think I have a generation.
     
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    And the only name worse than Gen Y is the dreaded Generation X. A Wikipedia article says my generation's influence on pop culture peaked in the 1990s. So I have another 60 years (give or take a few) of irrelevance. Grrrreaaaaat.
     
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    We've always been underachievers though . . .
     
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    A list of American generations can be found here.
     
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