Question for those on this forum: do you believe 95 and 96 are separate generations at all?
On the Internet (particularly Facebook or Youtube), I hear this kind of thing a lot:
"You're not a 90s kid if you were born after 1995"
"I bet you were born after 1995, spoiled brat" (granted, the wording could also mean 95 AND after, just like Gen Y is said to be born "after 1980")
"You won't know what this is if you're under 19-20"
"I totes remember this Sprite Remix commercial, born in 95! 90's n early 00's 4 lyfe!" [200 thumbs up] "I was born in 96 and I remember watching this as a kid, omg!" [4 thumbs up] "96??? lol shut up kid you can't remember anything before 2006" [80 thumbs up]
There are also people who seem to think those born in 1996-2000 are "born in the late 90s", even though they're technically not, 1997/98-1999 are only. This image kind of sums it up for me:
Would you say there is a gap between those born in 1995 and 1996, or is it just elitists acting like their birth year was the "last decent one", as well as 1985-1995 sounding nice and round - a "golden age" of 10 outstanding years under the belt?
Then again, a line has to be drawn in the sand somewhere; it's not as if someone born Dec 31 1995 was different from Jan 1 1996. There was a gradual TRANSITION.