r/AskMen Oct 07 '22

I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me. When did this happen to you?

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u/Neonjoe94 Oct 07 '22

I had blink 182 playing in my truck and my brothers girlfriend said “I love classics like this”

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u/CHEIVIIST Male Oct 07 '22

Ouch!

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u/cdude Oct 07 '22

Once gen z talk starts to become more popular on reddit. I think it's gotten more pervasive in the last few years. Every gen z kid has nothing to say but "bruhhhh" and at this point I realized i'm getting old.

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u/EvilCeleryStick Oct 07 '22

The best example I have is people posting "based" as a reply to both smart and stupid things.

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u/macedonianmoper Oct 07 '22

based

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

He's based like a turkey foo 🦃 Did I do slang correctly? :3

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u/macedonianmoper Oct 07 '22

Is turkey a new slang that I haven't learned?

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

Turkey in slang means someone who is inept or stupid. But that's like 1950s slang I think

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u/Akz1918 Oct 07 '22

70s

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

I thought I heard it said in grease which takes place in the fifties

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u/Akz1918 Oct 07 '22

You're might be confusing it with square.

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 08 '22

No, I googled. Turkey as slang for stupid person started in the early fifties. Although it meant a bad movie in the 20s. I wonder how that made the switch to people? 🤔

I'm guessing it went to bad actors then to everyone. But that's just a guess, it's certainly fun to ponder at though.

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u/PhysicianTradition Bisexual, 34y/o, Male Oct 07 '22

This comment alone makes you look gen z

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

Which one is that? I was born in 94

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u/Equivalent_Memory3 Oct 07 '22

The time I was exposed to "Cooking Baby Yoda." So, humor is now a bunch of teenagers running around and screaming, or has it always been that way and I was never 'with it?'

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u/chr15c Oct 07 '22

That sounds weird and scary to me

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u/tinysnake189 Oct 07 '22

I think it was around the time that I turned 30.

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u/whats_that_sid Oct 07 '22

Honestly this happened to me not even 6 months ago approaching my 31st birthday. Seems like I woke up one morning and everyone under 21 had a mullet and was wearing jeans I'd expect to see on a guy from BTS.

I looked at myself in the mirror that day with my new ray ban aviators on and fresh hair cut you could put your pint on and thought to myself, you're out of touch.

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u/lenmclane Oct 07 '22

When you realize it clearly and react with a sense of relief, glad to be as you are. That is the gotcha moment I think when you know you have arrived.

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u/CHEIVIIST Male Oct 07 '22

As a somewhat young college professor, I noticed it as soon as I started teaching. The students don't understand my cultural references from even 5-10 years ago (let alone from when I was their age) and I have no idea what they are listening to.

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

I'm not sure exactly when, but I started noticing it around the time tiktok became a thing.

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u/FarewellXanadu Oct 07 '22

No way, /u/chr15c, I'm going to keep rocking forever. Forever. Forever...

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u/Narrow-Dimension-192 Oct 07 '22

What the fuck does this means?

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u/chr15c Oct 07 '22

It's a quote

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u/Narrow-Dimension-192 Oct 07 '22

Okok, now I understand, thank you

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u/noonereadsthisstuff Oct 07 '22

When teenagers started eating tide pods and listening to a shit youtube rapper dressed like a packet of skittles.

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u/chr15c Oct 07 '22

1 word that made me realize this: Dubstep

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u/DistributionFrequent Oct 07 '22

Oh my friend, you have been longer without it then you think. Kids who are with it don't listen to dubstep, trust me I just quit a teaching job. It is all subgenres of rap I haven't even heard of and don't want to.

You should let go, you don't need to be with it, you are getting older, it is now someone else's turn to be with it. In exchange people your age will respect you for having been with it for a long time.

Cultivate close relationships and you will see that with your fresh hair, quality threads and nice shoes you will be with it with them forever.

I was never with it, but these days my lads see it instantly when I am trying a new beard style

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u/3GeezHonda Male Oct 07 '22

Ummm, sorry, what did I lose? I'm so far from 'it' I'm more like a 'that' kinda guy.

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u/Electrical_Age_336 Oct 07 '22

Around 10. Basically when making friends stopped being as simple as asking if they wanted to play Legos with you.

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u/Blackfist01 Oct 07 '22

Social media around 2010, i did online message boards and stuff but not the Myspace and Facebook's of the day, everyone organised a hang out and because I had no SM I was left out, I joined them all out of spite then on!😄

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u/tatersnuffy Oct 07 '22

I was never with it.

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u/quadruple_negative87 Oct 07 '22

Probably when I turned 30. The content on the youth oriented radio station became unrelateable. I think it was when mumble rap became popular.

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u/asoiahats Oct 07 '22

When I was about 24 I was one of the older guys on my rugby team. I was in this awkward age where I wasn’t an old boy, but the gap between myself and the lads was apparent. I realized this one day at the pub after a match. One of the fellas took a photo and our conversation went thusly:

  • that’s a nice one. Text it to me.

  • how about I Snapchat it to you?

  • what the hell is Snapchat?

  • you don’t know what Snapchat is? Hey guys, Jeff doesn’t know what Snapchat is! (Then they all laughed at me)

  • ugh you dammed teenagers and your cellphones!

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u/Roboman20000 Male Oct 07 '22

Gen Z meme culture really shocked me. I had missed a few layers of internet culture and now I'm off the deep end and things are moving too fast.

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u/Azlind Oct 08 '22

Not weird and scary but it’s freeing. I’m now getting to the point that if I’m not “it” it’s fine cause I’m getting old. I don’t mind not having to keep up with what ever it is and keep to listening to goldfinger, bad religion, and other music I like while being a crappy mid 30’s skater all while using old lingo that’ll make my kids eyes roll. Enjoy it man, you survived till now.

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u/Thissitesuckshuge Oct 07 '22

Few years ago when I realized that I didn’t understand what my nephews were saying. What the fuck is bussin

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u/RabbitMajestic6219 Oct 07 '22

When Nickelodeon started to suck.