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mozart

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Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 15:09:11
Despite all that is written about hate speech on this Board, the most abused group are older posters. "You old.."...fill in your favourite derogatory word. It's pretty universal......but I take no offence, old age is not for sissies as they say. But it is an interesting new thing in life, in my grandfather's day old people were really respected.

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And the "condition" does have some advantages. For example I can remember seeing Hennie Van Zyl's two tries to beat the ABs at Ellis Park in 1960....although the last one was partially spoiled by elders leaping up and blocking my view.

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Still it's mostly down side. When I explained to my five year old grandaughter that a family dog had died of old age, she replied: "that's why you have to be so careful not to get old". Sophocles could have said that!

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Oddly enough there is no word I can find for people who hate old people. Which just shows you what a poorly represented group we golden oldies are. So I have just coined the word "geraphobia".....from the Greek word "geras" which apparently means old age. If you have geriatrics, geraphobia fits rather well.

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So perhaps this is the first step in a new Maginot line for old folks. I use the term Maginot line because any defences we offer will easily be bypassed. Us golden oldies can no longer defend the adroit jink.....but run dead on into us and we still pack a mean punch.


oimatey

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 16:35:25

Moz - all is not lost - this should give you hope ..... click here


Spooony

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 16:44:51

 


clevermike

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 17:48:53
Mozart

I respect you as a gentleman - irrespective of age. Please do not call me OOM - I hate the term


mozart

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 20:40:30
Ah well...a nice steady 77 just made things appear a little better. Save the long putter for those who need it!


oimatey

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 20:54:03

77? Not bad Moz. How did the back nine go?


mozart

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 21:38:32

Geraphobia alert. There you go again Matey....mocking us old ...toppies. 


Spooony

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 22:22:01

Cmon Mozart your not that old. Don't whine like a [removed] man 


mozart

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 22:57:05
Only kidding ...Spooony....don't take everything literally.


Sharkbok

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 23:00:49

 


mozart

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 23:15:33
Careful now, you'll get RooiAAAS excited.


Spooony

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 23:18:43

I don't take anything literally. You shouldn't take things so seriously 


mozart

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 16, 2013, 23:40:37
I don't. Although crude language is unpleasant. But in general, you can pretty much call me anything you like, I really don't care....as far as I'm concerned each human being is a group of one.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 17, 2013, 10:38:12

i think the closest word for the term u ur looking for is ageist, IMO not as bad as being a homophobic or racist but still not acceptable. the reason its not as bad is we all grow old.

however ur grandaughter hit the nail on the head, its very important not to grow old, LMAO, :oD

as for this comment,,,
"as far as I'm concerned each human being is a group of one. "

beeno1 aka storminged aka storminged*.

theres always an exception, lolz, :oP
 


mozart

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 17, 2013, 14:47:24
The trouble with "ageist" is it can go both ways. Even though most frequently it applies when a person dislikes old people, it can also be used when an adult dislikes teenagers. It's any discrimination based on age......whereas a "geraphobic", as conceived, only discriminates against those in decline.

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As for Hasbeen, you're probably right, there is a rumour that he is a group of three...hahaha!


Spooony

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 18, 2013, 01:12:31

Mozart I am a [removed]. I don't get pissed off over words on a screen. I just have a good laugh at it 


mozart

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RE: Spurn geraphobia
July 18, 2013, 02:15:52
Thanks for sharing.


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