Right, let's get this sorted out first with the help of Wikipedia, which is crying out for donations and I have in the past and probably will in the future.
Baby Boomer, 1946 to 1964. That is me and most of you. I've not heard of this but Boomers were preceded by the Silent Generation,
Generation X, 1964 to about 1984. Sometimes called the MTV Generation and the Latch Key Kids.
Generation Y, a bit of an overlap with Gen X, also called The Millennials, say 1984 to the early 2000s.
On my own now, but I think then follows The Digital Natives, children who grew up with technology and the internet and have developed a mini horn on the back of their necks (true) from staring down at screens and have extremely flexible thumbs, and although I was texting well before they were born, they can text at four times the speed I can with their flexible thumbs, but then the words in my texts are correctly spelt, with ok grammar and punctuated (old person).
I am not sure what comes after Digital Natives. I am not sure if I mentioned this but niece Little Jo at the age of 12 has never had a mobile phone and did not touch one until the arrival of Pokemon hunting, when she used her Mothers' phones (Blogger, do not underline Mothers'. She can have two). Last time I saw Sister, she was having a problem with her phone and photos. She handed it over to Little Jo to sort out, a child who has never had a phone.
Now to the most marvellous insult, Ok Boomer. A paste from Wikipedia explains. "OK Boomer" was popularized as a reaction to a video on TikTok of an unidentified older man, in which he declared that "millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they don't ever want to grow up; they think that the utopian ideals that they have in their youth are somehow going to translate into adulthood". The video inspired the phrase "OK Boomer" as a retaliation and dismissal of the ideals of past generations that have shaped politics, economics and the environment so strongly.
I will wear the insult. Boomers received free university education, decent social security payments, much cheaper property prices, had the advantage of companies creating terrible pollution to fund the wealth of our countries, destroyed lands where creatures great and small live........I could go on, although not all of us had the advantages. Still, we need to take the punch Ok Boomer on our chins and not cry, although recognising that none of us could have personally changed anything.
R cooks us Boomer food at times, that is old style Aussie/English food, but also Asian, Indian, Mediterranean and the most recent experiment, German. Even I can make fried rice to die for and pretty damn good meat samosas.
For years we had forgotten about this old Boomer favourite but rediscovered it, ham steak and pineapple. The packaged ham steaks from the supermarket are probably full of things we don't want to know about and it would be best made with ham steaks sliced off the bone, but that costs, however not really compared to a $18 smashed avocado on toast plus a ristretto coffee at a fashionable cafe that young people indulge in while they talk about the impossibility of saving to buy a home. Ok Boomer.