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Question #8645 posted on 10/11/2004 4:16 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

what generation am i a part of? i just got a newsletter from my bank, and one of the bits of news was an ad for a free lecture for Gen. X, and they said that was people born in 1965-75. what would i be, having been born in 1985? Y? do generations really just go alphabetically? if so, what are kids born after 1995 called? ZZ? ZA? &? that'd be cool: "The & generation." or would they just go through the alphabet again, like 'A prime"?

- Trillian

A: Dear Trillian,
Generation X was so called for its undefinability. Then along came Generation Y, so named for its complete lack of defining characteristics. It was simply named the next letter. That's you and me. People born from 1985 on have not yet been named, the last I heard. Not all generations are only ten years, either. My mother and her mother are both Baby Boomers. Don't ask how that works.
-Robert the Boggart