I was wondering if the word overlapping was a word available when Jesus said "this generation". I looked it up and, yes, it was a term used at least once in the Bible.
Then a champion came out from the camps of the Phi·lis'tines; his name was Go·li'ath, from Gath, and his height was six cubits and a span. He had a helmet of copper on his head, and he was wearing a coat of mail of overlapping scales. 1 Samuel 17:4, 5 nwt
Ah, if overlapping had not been a Bible term it would have been a perfect alibi for the current GB. "Hey, Jesus would have used the term but it wasn't available at the time."
But, sadly for them, that's not to be. It's right there in 1 Samuel.
Here's are two other tips, however, for the Faithful Slave, aka Governing Body.
1. Insert the word overlapping into Jesus' expression in the latest NWT of your Bible. Thus, Jesus would actually be saying "this overlapping
generation".I know, you'd probably lose a bunch of your present faithfuls for such a glaring, egregious, and dishonest modification of the Bible. But remember what you learned about glaring and egregious?
Remember Watchtower’s 53 Date Failures -- Prophetic Declarations Quietly Abandoned?
Remember The 26 Prophetic Failures of Watchtower’s Most Heralded Date, 1914?
Yes, you remember and we apostates remember -- but the present flock in general, with their short attention span coupled with your masterful spin? They don't remember.
And the same thing would happen with that silly, egregious insertion of overlapping -- the flock would forget that too.
2. Tell the flock that Jesus actually intended to use the term overlapping -- but he simply forgot. I know, that'd be a real hard spin but you've sold ludicrous things before. Go ahead, you'll never know unless you give them a try.