College Kids These Days

An observation about college kids these days, in 100 or fewer words:

My college students discuss matters of civic engagement in one of our public speaking classes. One student starts, with uttermost sincerity, "Back in the late nineteen hundreds...."

I hear nothing he says beyond these opening six words.

Back in the late nineteen hundreds? Did you really just say, "Back in the late 1900's," as if I wasn't graduating high school and finishing 7 of my 8 college semesters, and listening to homemade mixed tapes and burnt CD's, and watching Keanu Reeves save Sandra Bullock in Speed during this very time span?

And, yes. He really just said that.

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