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Old 06-04-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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i wear those labels with pride. Here's my favorite on a street sign:
Funny!
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: equator
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Funny!

They actually USE that graphic here---the bent-over guy with a cane---because seniors get their own line at the bank, airport, stores, OR they get to cut to the front of any line. It's called "The Third Age" here, and oldsters are respected. Plus huge discounts---like 50%--on many things. Airline tickets, etc.
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I just re-read most of this thread, which I had completely forgotten about even though I posted in it back in January. The number of self-righteous, prissy, pompous people is surprising. It seems to me life is more enjoyable when we can relax and stop over-reacting to stuff.
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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I just re-read most of this thread, which I had completely forgotten about even though I posted in it back in January. The number of self-righteous, prissy, pompous people is surprising. It seems to me life is more enjoyable when we can relax and stop over-reacting to stuff.
Question for you: do you think it's a good educational and development tool for younger people and students to see and hear the use of very negative stereotypes of older people in the form of demeaning, diminishing, ridiculing terms applied to older people?

just askin' (^:

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Old 06-04-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I have also heard "old coot" and "old goat" which may have other meanings.

Mostly I hear "old fart", used by older folks themselves. Perhaps some of this was inspired by Katherine Hepburn in the film "On Golden Pond" where she calls her husband an "old poop".

Have also heard some parents refer to their kids as "little shyt" - so we are not alone!

lol. Indeed. I have and still do call my son "little sh**." Along with yonger, lil' dude, short duck and a few others. As to the posterior terms, nobody has used them on me ...yet. Old man, pops, and such but nothing...fecal.
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:10 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I just re-read most of this thread, which I had completely forgotten about even though I posted in it back in January. The number of self-righteous, prissy, pompous people is surprising. It seems to me life is more enjoyable when we can relax and stop over-reacting to stuff.
I'm not surprised but those above are apt description.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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I've never heard "old turd" before.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:04 PM
 
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I find that this is very much a cultural issue. Terms like old fart are just terms of endearment. I am more offended by being called "Sir". To me that is something for a person who has been knighted by royalty and so Middle ages. Sir also sounds so demeaning and deferential to the person saying it that I am embarrassed for them. Definitely not a polite form of addrress. Most people here would probably disagree with my perspective but as I said, it is also a cultural issue.
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:38 AM
 
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ďI think it is a measure of the depth of fear of ageing. We all know where ageing ends, and that's what literally frightens the crap out of people. Thus, to be old is to be in the toilet.Ē

Not sure what to think of this statement. We are all aging from the time we are born. Some last longer than others, but we all eventually pass from the this world. Getting old (I am 73) just means the end is getting closer. You either get old or you donít. Either way, there does come an end. If accident or disease donít get you, old age will. Itís not a matter of if, itís a matter of when and how.
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:42 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I find that, personally, someone calling someone older "young man" or "young lady" much more insulting.


That hasn't happened to me yet since I'm only 61 and look late like late 40s (which is the most common guesstimate made when someone who doesn't know me well finds out I'm retired) but it just grates on me.


When it happens, and it will, I imagine that I'll have to make a decision to just let it go or rip the person a new one.

Well, it finally happened last week. The only thing that saved the guy is that I've known him for almost 30 years and he's only 2 years younger than me.
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