Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 19 16:24:54 UTC 2012

Can we stop with the geritol already? You making /me/ feel old now!


On 9/19/2012 11:28 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> At 9/19/2012 11:10 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> 1993 is pretty damned recent by  my standards. I was an experienced grownup
>> by then, who would have thought it sounded weird had I noticed it that
>> early.
> Have some condescension for us young whippersnappers!  That is,
> "affability to one's inferiors, with courteous disregard of
> difference of rank or position".
> I agree the 1993 quote isn't quite "whining for attention", but I
> still feel I heard that sense earlier.  No evidence, of course.
> Joel

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