Friday, January 30, 2004

On aging

Some time ago, I had a discussion with a friend who was seemingly fretting her next birthday, in that she was becomming old. I told her she wasn't and provided her proof to that end. That was over 3 years ago, and a month ago I resurrected the proof for another who was also dreading the passage of time.

This week there was an interesting thread that dealt with whether someone was old' or not, and it's time I shared this 'proof' with the blogosphere.

Old starts around 65 or so. That's part of my definition of age for females.

lets see here.... my lexicon... ah, here we are: page 4,326:
terms for persons not male:

girl: any female child.

female child: any non-male person under the age of 15

gal: any non-male person somewhere between the age 15 and 55. Gals also need to have a fun spirit and enjoy laughing and smiling. Otherwise, the inescapable conclusion is the non-male person is a woman.

generic: any non-male above age 15
specific: most non-male persons over the age of 55, except for those who act as if they are under 55 (and can pass it off). Also included in this category are non-male persons who are no fun whatsoever, regardless of age.

old: (f) any non-male person (woman) who has reached 70. No matter how much fun you may be, 'gal' just does not seem to fit.

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