Gosh look at all these OLD people on this site.

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    Jun 03, 2010 4:44 AM GMT
    lol, I'm just kidding. The topic does sorta have to do with age.

    What's your very very first thought you think when you hear the word old?


    The first thing I think of when I hear that word is a grape jelly jar.


    I really have no reasoning behind it. That's just the first thing that popped into my mind.


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    Jun 03, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    55+ for humans.
    12+ for cats and dogs.

    4 days+ for refrigerated meals.
    1 hour+ for meals done and out in the open.

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    Jun 03, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidDefine old...
    and don't use Grape Jelly Jar as your example.


    When I hear the word old,, I think of my grandparents in assisted living.
    Of exhausted mind and spirit, I suppose.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    Soulasphyx saidlol, I'm just kidding. The topic does sorta have to do with age.

    What's your very very first thought you think when you hear the word old?

    Er, pardon? *cups ear*


    The first thing I think of when I hear that word is a grape jelly jar.

    That jar's for specimens to take to the doctor, or is it the one I soak my teeth in?


    I really have no reasoning behind it. That's just the first thing that popped into my mind.

    Lots of things pop into my mind. Sometimes it's the radio. *whacks lightshade with cane*



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    Jun 03, 2010 3:17 PM GMT
    Aging causes happiness, according to the NY Times:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/01/health/research/01happy.html?src=me&ref=general
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    I think that "old" is a state of mind. I know elderly people who are upbeat and positive and live life to the fullest, and I know people in their 30's and 40's who are sedentary and negative and live life as if they are much older than they are. My parents were the latter, and as a consequence at 73 are both in assisted living...kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:21 PM GMT
    One of my students once told me old = your age + 15. I think that's true for me in some respects, but not in others.

    My parents are in their mid-70s; they're in good health and have all their marbles. They don't seem "old" to me.
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    When I just hear the word "old" I honestly wonder "what context?". Old can mean so many things, with both positive and negative connotations.

    There is also a sort of finality when I hear this word. It is not "older" which would suggest continuance in my mind.

    As it is used in the title of this thread: "old people" I consider the word as a statement of lost value, such as an old TV Guide or an old shoe. I consider it a bit derogatory to describe a person as "old".
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    withered female flesh.
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    ObsceneWish saidAging causes happiness, according to the NY Times:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/01/health/research/01happy.html?src=me&ref=general


    heheh, well the blood sugar does go up a little, which is normal...

    'I haz a shuggr happee'
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    How glad that I am that I'm not young and arrogant.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    Old is a moving scale...
    When your 16, 40 is old. When you are 30, 50 or 60 seems old and when you are 60 then 80 seems old.

    Then there are the times when you play sports against 20 year olds, pull a muscle that never gave out before or go to a bar and look at the some of the young kids and then you sometimes feel old. ;)

    Not there yet. lol
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    Jun 03, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    depends.

    if i'm in a really really gay mood, old is when a guy stops being sexually attractive... and that can be in many age brackets and it's just cruel, mean and vicious ... very gay.

    otherwise, in an asexual way, old never comes to my mind.
    i find the pyramids very current in fact.

    and stuff that's gone stale or worn out != old , it's just stale and worn out.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    wrinkles
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    Like fine wine, we just get better.icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    when i think of the word, i see an old lady with wrinkles, blackened lips with a sweet cigar pursed in them

    its actually a picture of a neighbor i had looooong ago
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:33 PM GMT
    Soulasphyx saidWhat's your very very first thought you think when you hear the word old?
    Twice my age.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:36 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidwithered female flesh.


    Soooooo....any of the stars of "Sex and the City"????
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    At 100 years of age, I'm sure I've got you all beat.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    Wrinkles, white hair, bent posture, shuffling gait. But not a specific age, because I know lots of people of advanced years who aren't old.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    Old is subjective depending on one's state of mind. I've met 60 year olds with the body, mind, and energy of a 30 year old, and then I've met 30 year olds that acted like grumpy old geezers. The definition of "Old" changes as we move through life. When you're 20, 50 seems ancient, but once you are actually 50 you see that it's not old at all...unless you let it be.
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    nicelyproportioned saidAt 100 years of age, I'm sure I've got you all beat.

    Actually, you've got many of us beat with your body, regardless of age. icon_wink.gif
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    Wilton said
    nicelyproportioned saidAt 100 years of age, I'm sure I've got you all beat.

    Actually, you've got many of us beat with your body, regardless of age. icon_wink.gif

    THIS!
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    "Old" is an antique piece of furniture or building that is at least over 100 years since it was built or made, and has withstood the tests of time. A fine vintage piece of history that never tarnishes and is appreciated by all ages - thats what I think of as "old" icon_smile.gif