For anyone ordering a cappuccino or still using Facebook, you are officially old and ‘in the past’, according to a recent survey.
A survey of 2,000 British under-30s by insight firm Perspectus Global found that 52 percent said only ‘old’ people would buy the drink – undoubtedly prefer something more trendy, like a matcha latte – with Course’s oat milk .
Other ‘old people’ traits that made it into the top 25 included getting your underwear from M&S, asking for ‘milk and two sugars’ in your tea, and becoming obsessed with bin-day.
For anyone ordering a cappuccino or still using Facebook, you are officially old and ‘in the past’, according to a recent study (stock photo)
Moaning when you sit down, turning down the music while parking the car, and misuse of hashtags were also some of the signs that you are officially middle-aged.
But according to the survey, ordering a cappuccino is the main sign that you’re officially ‘uncool’, with 52 percent of young Britons agreeing that ‘only an old person’ would do this.
Insisting on wearing comfortable shoes and not being able to recognize Love Island contestants also both featured in the final 25-Sign list that you’re ‘past’, as was asking for a ‘Rachel Cut’ at the Barber.
Having a DVD collection for 17 percent of those surveyed also proved a person’s advanced age, along with the transition from Radio 1 to Radio 2.
The 25 signs that you are ‘over’, according to Gen Z Britten
- You order a cappuccino – 52 percent
- Your underwear is from M&S – 36 percent
- At the end, look at Countryfile for the weather forecast – 30 percent
- You ask for ‘milk and two sugars’ in your tea – 30 percent
- You still have a DVD collection – 29 percent
- You ask the hairdresser for a ‘Rachel Cut’ – 26 percent
- You say “funky” – 26 percent
- You still send checks for people’s birthdays – 24 percent
- You call trainers ‘sneakers’ – 22 percent
- You make noises when you sit down – 22 percent
- You wear comfortable shoes – 22 percent
- You don’t recognize Love Island participants – 21 percent
- You have trouble working with your TV remote control – 20 percent
- To be on the safe side, you plan a second route during a car journey – 19 percent
- You become obsessed with bin day – 19 percent
- You go from BBC Radio 1 to Radio 2 – 19 percent
- You still use a gas barbecue – 18 percent
- You turn down the music when you park the car – 15 percent
- You’ve never posted a video on social media – 15 percent
- You don’t know what a Youtuber is – 15 percent
- You are using hashtags incorrectly – 13 percent
- You’re still on Facebook – 13 percent
- You are concerned that you cannot find a parking space – 12 percent
- You ask for your steak well done – 12 percent
- You add salt to your food before tasting it – 11 percent
According to the research, Gen Zs believe that you will officially become middle-aged when you are 45. The study also revealed the ages at which they feel certain activities should be actively discouraged.
Those surveyed said 42 is the age when we should hang up our dancing shoes and stop going out.
According to the study, no one over the age of 51 should wear jeans, while skateboarders should retire their wheels at the age of 38, and no one over the age of 41 should not be seen on a scooter.
Ellie Glason of Perspectus Global, who commissioned the study, said: “ Our latest research suggests cappuccino could soon be a thing of the past, along with Facebook, M&S underwear and asking for milk and two sugars in your tea .
The top 10 emojis that make you look ‘old’
1 – Thumbs up – 24%
2 – Red love heart – 22%
3 – OK hand – 20%
4 – Tick – 17%
5 – Poo – 17%
6 – Loudly crying face – 16%
7 – Monkey eye cover – 15%
8 – Clapping hands – 10%
9 – Lipstick kiss mark – 10%
10 – Grinning face – 9%
The survey also suggests that Gen Zs feel that anyone over the age of 42 shouldn’t go to the club. But with the nightlife reopening this summer, we say you’re never too old to hit the dance floor ‘.
It’s like another recent study found that your use of emojis also marks you as “ over the hill. ”
A poll of 2,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 29 found that 24 percent said the thumbs up emoji was only used by people who were ‘old’.
Other emojis used by ‘old people’ that are in the top ten include the red love heart, the OK hand, and a grinning face.
Overall, the poll found that the most popular emoji, of all ages, was the smiling face that cried tears of joy (45 percent).
While the least popular symbol, again across all demographics, was the sinister skull and crossbones emoji (28 percent said it was their least favorite emoji).
In a recent blog post, Emojipedia, an authority on the use of emojis online, also declared crying with laughter ‘dead’.
They explained, “It’s common wisdom on TikTok that the laughing cry emoji is for ‘boomers’. And by “boomers” I mean anyone over 35 years old. ‘
Death of the ‘tears of joy’ emoji: Gen Z users (born after 1996) on platforms such as Twitter and TikTok have declared the ‘tears of joy’ or ‘crying with laughter’ emoji (left) – a favorite of millennials ( born between 1981 and 1996) – ‘dead’. Instead, they prefer the skull (right)
They also revived lol (laughing out loud) and lmfao (laughing my f ***** get out **) – always written in lowercase – as expressions of entertainment, which were popular in early instant messaging and text messaging. apps before being replaced by emojis.
The move is part of a broader trend that has caused Gen Z social media users to “ cancel ” popular millennial trends like skinny jeans and side-hair parting.
It also reflects how younger users want to move away from the “ boring ” and literal way that millennials communicate online, experts said.
Older generations tend to use emojis literally, while younger people get more creative, Jeremy Burge, Emojipedia’s chief emoji officer, told CNN.
For example, Millennials use the pregnant emoji when someone is pregnant, while Gen Z uses it to indicate that someone is attractive. The complicated logic is that they look so good that they can “get people pregnant by looking at them.”