Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology.

Research & Writing

‘Those Pesky Millennials!’
Neil Guthrie

Grumpy Baby-boomers will oft have cause to make exclamations like this (but they may phrase it in less polite language). Or they may have no cause at all, but exclaim anyway. One thing that is sure to raise the ire of older professionals is casual language in e-mails. …


  1. Are these much-used generational generalisations really accurate, helpful or necessary? For whose benefit are they or are they just for entertainment purposes? Might there be those born between 1946 and 1964 who are not grumpy? Is anyone born before 1946 or after 1964 grumpy? Is it only those born between 1981 and 1996 who use casual acronyms in communication?

    Maybe it would be better to get off trading age-related insults and put-downs and focus on rules, standards of behaviour, workplace training, achievement of desired outcomes, etc.

  2. My satire is, in fact, directed in part at those very generalisations! My real target is overly casual language in written communications, however.