- The Silent generation, people born before 1946.
- The Baby Boomers, people born between 1946 and 1959.
- Generation X, people born between 1960 and 1979.
- Generation Y, people born between 1980 and 1995
Why do we call the last one generation Y? I did not know, but a cartoonist explains it eloquently below...
Okay, the cartoon does not show up. However, the picture is the backside of a kid with his jeans hanging below the "Y" of his backside. Yeah, that explains it!
I must admit, my oldest son has always been one of "those people" that wear their jeans about a bizillion sizes too big, to where the top of the jean is hanging below the bulb of the bum. You know what I mean, right? I think Anchor Blue calls them "way big boy pants" or some such tag. I can't remember the actual name. :)
When he was younger, and I could see his whole boxered butt hunched about the refrigerator, I'd walk by and yank those jeans down, thinking that he would be so embarrassed that he would pull them up around me. But no. No pun intended.
Today, thankfully, he still wears jeans that are too big for him, but at least now they hang low on his hips, covering his tush!