OK boomer, who's up for a generational showdown?

The controversial meme highlights a deep rift between the young and their elders

It was, in many respects, one of the Internet history's more improbable chapters.

A wood-panelled hall. A 165-year-old Parliament. And a young female MP embarking upon a searing speech on climate change before punctuating it with two unexpected words: "OK boomer."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2019, with the headline 'OK boomer, who's up for a generational showdown?'. Print Edition | Subscribe