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Old 12-31-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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I donít care if people think Iím old or whatever. My hair may have turned silver but it has nothing to do with how I feel or my approach to life. At 62, I still act like Iím 32, which a lot of 32 year olds canít match. Realistically, I donít plan on ever growing old mentally.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:46 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Old is fine for me. I despise euphemisms. I also say dead instead of passed or some other slop.

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Old 12-31-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I recently offended a senior gentleman at a local poker game while I was talking about another particular type of poker game that occurs in Las Vegas.

I really didn't know how else to say it, but I was describing a table full of 65+ folks that played limit poker (for those unfamiliar, is the most bingo like and has the least amount of action). My statement was fairly blunt I suppose, but I said it in a way not meaning to be offensive.

The younger people at the table knew what I was getting at, but this one gentleman, I swear he was about to get up and hit me with his cane.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:37 PM
 
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When I was young, I thought of my grandparents as being old. I am now a proud grandparent of 7 wonderful little humans and don't mind at all being "old". Loving every minute of it! Just please don't call me sweetie or hon.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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It doesn't matter what you use, there will be those who will find a reason to be offended by it. I just use "old fart". It worked for me when I was younger and it works for me now that I am one.
Me too.



I am old on the outside only. Inside I'm still sixteen or so.

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Old 12-31-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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Old is fine for me. I despise euphemisms. I also say dead instead of passed or some other slop.
Me too too.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Isnít that like saying there is something wrong with becoming old?
So is the "seventy years young" B.S. phrase you'll see in the media. Old is old, and I've paid for every one of my years in blood, sweat and tears.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Old is fine for me. I despise euphemisms. I also say dead instead of passed or some other slop.
I'm kind of partial to "taking a dirt nap" myself. And to the funeral home managers: the end result of cremation is ashes and bits of bone, not "cremains". There's no such word as "cremains".
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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So is the "seventy years young" B.S. phrase you'll see in the media. Old is old, and I've paid for every one of my years in blood, sweat and tears.
Yes exactly. That's why I thought it was especially disrespectful of the host to announce the founder of the Grey Panthers as a "young lady." Of course she was offended.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:55 PM
 
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There was no reason to introduce her as a young lady, or an old lady. The proper way to introduce her was by her name, and reference to her age in any way, is not something to mention in a proper introduction.
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