deltalimen saidIsn't this question just like the 'people first' movement of the 70s? Not defining a person by their disease, disorder, or syndrome but by an actually person first.
Instead of saying 'disabled person' it's supposed to be 'person with a disability"
OR (I use this one all the time just to piss everyone off.)
'Older people' is now 'persons with age'
Cute but people get pissed because when you call someone older it makes aging sound so final--never mind that it is so often used as a put down by brats--while we who are your elders (the proper term) sort of plan to continue getting even older. Now how are we supposed to get older if you've already pegged us as older? You see the problem here. The final destination is called, of course, a dead person, not a person with death. I'll have no problem with you calling me a dead person when it's my time. Until then, those of us aging--you know, everyone who isn't dead--either don't or shouldn't consider getting older a disease, disorder or syndrome which would require people first but simply it is a participation in life.
Whatever you call us, just don't call us late for the early bird special. We need to get out into rush our traffic in time to piss off you youngins.