Neologism: Generation X-Wing

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Neologism: Generation X-Wing

Generation X-Wing noun A generation of people born between the mid 1960s and the mid 1970s who’s childhood and adult life can be characterised by a fanatical devotion to George Lucas’ original Star Wars Trilogy.

adj An extreme, specific form of mid-life crisis common amongst members of Generation X-Wing [see above]. Characteristics of this psychological disorder include an overwhelming sense of betrayal, regrets for wasting so much of one’s youth watching low-grade space opera and a firmly-held conviction that – whatever anyone else might say – “Han shot first”. First identified in 1997, cases of Disillucasism reached epidemic proportions in the weeks following the theatrical release of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.


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My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.

One Comment

  1. joannageary January 20, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Hello Mr Lennon!

    How the devil are you?

    I’m sorry to post an unrelated comment, but I need to let you know that I’ve tagged you on Brum tig and you are now “It”!

    See you soon, maybe?

    Joanna. x

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