What do words say about age? A brief foray into “intergenerational” vocabulary

Octave Generations, Octave Webmagazine

Juniors, seniors, boomers, GenX, GenY, millennials, silvers, youthism, ageism, middle-age: there is now an entire newspeak of “intergenerational” terms. Lots of them are neologisms, some are code names… And could many be euphemisms? If so, what do they hide? What do these terms suggest about the various times in all our lives? The webmagazine team takes a closer look.