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December 25, 2012 / Jake Seliger

Language weirdness: young people and old people

Why is “young people” a socially and politically palatable term, but not “old people?”

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  1. BenjaminRPrice / Dec 27 2012 10:21 am

    Good question. The preferred word is “older” nowadays. If you’re interested in young and older people relations then this might be of interest to you… http://valleysyouth.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/the-everybodys-future-project/

  2. pratibha kulkarni / Jan 9 2013 5:38 am

    cause they are dynamic

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