Whilst researching the generation thing (online, which is not a particularly good place to look.. but hey) I think I've found the ultimate proof for what a generation is...
Now I've I seen the generation game, and all the contestants were alive... and still considered 'different' generations. Bruce Forsyth, a well known British philosopher and expert on ancient languages (possibly) agrees (maybe).
Case closed dubs.... you can't argue with wiki, it's like the bible online, but with pictures and stuff.
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