"Fiercely suspicious of being lumped together as an advertiser's target market, they have quit dreary careers and cut themselves adrift...
A friend recently met dishy Dave and told me "it's hard not to like him".
Or, rather, it's Douglas Coupland's; or maybe, God forbid, Ben Stiller's.
Generation X was first coined by Jane Deverson, a journalist working on a study of the behaviour of British youth in 1964.
Thanks to the likes of Coupland and Stiller, it's always conjured a certain slacker cool. Two points: first, the vast majority of my peers (from school and university) are, at least apparently, super-successful and rich in a way that's not at all ironic (let alone funny).
They are all, it seems, yuppies (for want of a newer word).