In case you were wondering, a writer for American School magazine gave a helpful guide to the way that generations break down these days. According to Kerry L. Roberts:
- “Millenials’ pet peeves are unfair treatment, sarcasm, and condescending remarks.”
- “Generation Xers’ pet peeves are stern lectures, clichés and jargon, and too many rules and practices.”
- “Baby boomers’ pet peeves are unfriendliness, slackers, political correctness, and challenges to their authority.” (Speaking for myself as a member of this last cohort, I can say that she got it half right: the politically correct attitude of “neither servant nor master be” is very appealing.
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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