There’s been much ado about the differences between Generation Y (aka millennials) and Generation Z. But considerably less attention is paid to the folks who were born before them ― the oft-forgotten Generation X.
And Gen Xers might be just fine with that. At least many of the funny ones on Twitter seem to be. We’ve rounded up 45 hilarious and relatable tweets about Gen X. Enjoy!
if you never fretted because a white child got stuck in a well, you're not gen x. lmaooo— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) March 4, 2021
white children stayed getting stuck in wells.
If you’re wondering why Generation X is the way it is, it’s because millenial/Gen Z had parents constantly googling, “best parenting strategies for your growing miracle,” and ours were like, “You can play with a knife in your room just don’t smoke weed in the kitchen.”— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) May 14, 2021
You guys can call us Gen Xer's "Karen" if you want but if you understood us at all, it'd be "Heather."— Aimee Giese (@Greeblehaus) November 15, 2019
If there’s one thing Gen X loves, it’s being told who they are and what they should do— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) March 15, 2021
Maybe the most Gen X thing is abject horror at the generations before and after us embracing memes.— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) August 20, 2019
I think a thing that young people could not possibly understand about Gen X and older Millennials is that our entire personalities were shaped by watching shows that weren’t at all for us or even interesting to us just because they were on— Amber Sparks (@ambernoelle) May 12, 2021
I’m enjoying this new thing where Gen X doesn’t exist in any generational analysis. It’s like we’re a bunch of gloomy, curmudgeonly ghosts, which feels accurate.— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) January 26, 2019
every generation has a painful breakup. gen z and tik tok. millennials and vine. gen x and cultural relevance— Astead (@AsteadWesley) August 1, 2020
I'm Gen X which means that, if you text me, I'm a Boomer and don't know how to respond but if you call me on the phone, what kind of dinosaur are you, World War Two is over, granddad— Sandra Newman (@sannewman) June 24, 2019
Shout out to Gen X, the only generation who can keep our asses at home without being told, the motherfucking latchkey kids, the generation used to being neglected by fucking everyone. We’ll be the only ones left.— Lauren Hough (@laurenthehough) March 15, 2020
I’m Gen X. My religion is Winona Ryder and a flannel light enough be worn year round.— Kendra Alvey 👻 (@Kendragarden) September 9, 2018
Baby Boomers: MILLENNIALS ARE GAY COMMUNISTS— Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) February 28, 2017
Millennials: BABY BOOMERS ARE RACIST FASCISTS
Gen X: Have you guys seen Beavis and Butthead?
I'm GenX. I grew up braced for apocalypse.— Elizabeth Bear (@matociquala) March 23, 2020
Never thought it would involve knocking together pizza dough in my jammies while listening to podcasts, however.
I am #GenX. I have the patience of Job. I sat for hours just waiting for my favorite song to play on the radio so I could hit record on my cassette player only to have the DJ talk over it so I’d have to wait even longer to try again. I can do nothing for days and be ok.— Crille 🏰🎠 (@crilleacree) March 16, 2020
If you ever got an actual physical mix tape from someone who was in love with you, you're Gen X.— Summer Brennan 🌈 (@summerbrennan) February 27, 2021
My daughter keeps saying “ok boomer” and I keep trying to tell her I’m Gen X and that little saying means nada to me.— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) December 1, 2019
Gen X is trending because Fox News thinks we are the ones who can kill cancel culture.— My name is Monique, and I am excessively Black (@thejournalista) March 15, 2021
*laughs in 2 Live Crew, NWA and Sinead O'Connor*
Fun fact: the “Gen” in “Gen X” is actually short for Gennifer— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) January 7, 2020
GEN X: lol Boomers and Millennials and their generation wars— bletchley punk (@alicegoldfuss) March 17, 2021
NEWS: *mentions Gen X one time*
GEN X: first of all *forty tweet thread*
Being Gen X is getting a little like being Switzerland— Sandra Newman (@sannewman) April 21, 2019
Whether you're Gen X or Millennial shouldn't be based on age but on how long it would take you to get non-prescription Adderall.— maura quint (@behindyourback) November 10, 2018
shout out to everyone born between 1980 to 1985, you’ve been Gen X, Gen Y, a millennial, the Oregon trail generation, a xennial, an elder millennia, and now a *checks notes* geriatric millennial— Indy 🐧 (@IndecisiveJones) May 14, 2021
Gen X watching Millenials fighting with Gen Z— Ellen 오 Oh (@ElloEllenOh) February 27, 2021
Quietly bets all money on Gen Z
I'm not going to look up why "Gen X" is trending I'll just assume it's because we died— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) May 14, 2019
I saw "Gen X "was trending and I cringed, like a true Gen Xer.— Kendra Alvey 👻 (@Kendragarden) May 14, 2019
Not to beat a dead horse but coming of age in an analog world and moving seamlessly into the digital world is one of the best things about being Gen X—— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) March 21, 2021
Besides literally not giving a fuck about anything
Gen X and Millennials have more in common than we think— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) September 16, 2016
For instance, how many of us were conceived to Carole King songs
I can’t believe I’m technically Gen X. Like my aesthetic is the movie Singles and Ethan Hawke and Jennifer Jason Leigh are my contemporaries— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 30, 2021
My 14 yo daughter and her friends just described millennials to me:— Shannon Carpenter (@HossmanAtHome) February 25, 2020
“Twitter, coffee, and depression while they live in a one bedroom apartment with fourteen roommates.”
I asked them not to do Gen X for my own mental health.
I think about how my Gen X friends once had to order takeout by calling the place and I admire their bravery.— feminist next door (@emrazz) February 2, 2020
Just saw a 20-something girl wearing a Nirvana t-shirt but with a picture of Hanson on it. A++ Gen X trolling.— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) November 13, 2014
I love how Gen X is acting all tough now. It's like, our moms didn't supervise us while we watched Duran Duran videos. Real Mad Max stuff.— Sandra Newman (@sannewman) March 16, 2021
I was born on the exact cusp of Generation X and Millennials so I have really shitty fashion sense, but I'm unapologetic about it.— JennyPentland GED (@JennyPentland) December 10, 2015
Generation X's retirement plan is a dollar bill with some Pixies lyrics scribbled on it stuck to a vision board.— Nina Bargiel, Anti-Fascist. BLM. (@slackmistress) February 28, 2018
Everyone: "Let's reopen everything now!"— Lynda HainesSchommer #FBR #BLM (@1lynks14) March 15, 2021
Gen X: Opens front door, looks around at everyone, shakes head, closes and locks door.
I’m Gen X and all I care about is when I can wear tiny backpacks again— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) November 4, 2019
The one saving grace of Generation X is that we shut up about our generation early on, and so did everyone else. Like we all read that Douglas Coupland book and said, "Let us never speak of this again."— Sandra Newman (@sannewman) October 9, 2018