Paul Stock of Astro Books/Librairie Astro in Montreal, Canada read Wendy Goldberg's thoughts on the use of the word "geezers" in an ICv2 article (see "Wendy Goldberg on 'Geezers'") and had this to say.
I found Wendy Goldberg's recent piece decrying the use of the term "geezers" interesting, not from the view of her making a point worthy of concern, but as yet another example of what might be termed "PC bullying."
As a geezer myself, and being someone who's used the word in self description for several years, I certainly have no objection to seeing it used in an ICv2 article. Frankly, I find it friendlier than "senior" (which I believe is the proper PC term), and certainly a lot less exclusionary than "the aged," another popular term for those of us on the downslope of life. "Old coot," a much less popular term than "geezer," which itself was rarely heard, and in danger of falling into complete disuse in the 1970/1980s.
Anyways, at the risk of rambling on too long (as us over-the-hill boomers are wont to do), I'll just close by saying that this is one geezer who sees no pejorative in the use of the word.
[And in case anyone was wondering, the person that wrote that article is in his 60s, and the person that edited it is in his 50s.--ed.]
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff of ICv2.com.
Posted by ICv2 on March 3, 2011 @ 5:40 pm CT
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