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Old 09-20-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I don't think calling old people names like that is a term of endearment at all. I spend time with younger people, and they honestly think old people are awful. They don't think old people should be able to drive, that they are "out of touch" with the real world, that they are incompetent, and they take up space. It's nothing but a lack of respect.

Sorry to admit, but I behaved the same way when I was young.

Yes, og...

I remember calling the gray headed ladies "bluehairs",
referring to the bluing agent some salons use to counteract the gray from developing a yellowish gray.

There were many who had too much bluing and their hair had a bluish-purple cast to it.

Bluehairs.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I live in a geezer ghetto, but I don't hear the defecation related names here.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Young punks! So disrespectful, not like us when we were...
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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You folks are WAY too sensitive, "Do Not Sweat The Small Stuff".
We aren't all saying we care about it, and that it bothers us--we're just commenting on how we see it. I see it as disrespect for old people.

Punk kids these days.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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I love the term old fart. Anything relating to farts cracks me up. I love remote control farting devices. ��
Wow. We would have a grand old time together.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I've been very snarkily called "grandma" even though I do not have grandchildren. All I could think of was, biotch, you have to go to work tomorrow, I do not. Ah, retirement....
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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A microaggression that bothers me: "Nobody under (pick age,usually 60), uses (describes good or service)."

It's as though no one young wants to be seen using a product that old people use. I'm not talking pharmaceuticals or medical devices, but activities and consumer goods and services. Cars are the most common reference.

Basically it comes across as seniors are irrelevant, and not somebody you want to be associated with.
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