Whilst listening to Radio Cambridgeshire this morning, I heard a term I hadn't heard in a while - OAP - in reference to consessions. Imagine still being called an Old Age Pensioner! I thought that was dropped years ago in favour of Senior Citizen - which I thought was a good idea until I became one lol!
After thinking it over for a while, I decided to email the programme and suggest that the Presenter ask listeners for better alternatives, and they joined in with gusto. There were some really funny ones, here are some of them:
STOP - Silver Top Older Person ( not me - not whilst there are blonding kits around lol!)
'Worldly' or 'Worldly Wise'
'Recycled Teenager' - my favourite
'Member of the Upper Age Bracket'
'Graduate from the University of Life'
'Goldfish' - as in 'memory of' - that's me - the old memory has temporarily dried up.
But would be interesting to hear what you would like to be called when you become a part of this illustrious group lol!