Years 'of age'????

(21 Posts)
StillSmallVoiceOfCalm Fri 12-Aug-16 20:50:15

What else could it be???

31 years of what???

So why 31 years 'of age'?

Why not 31 years old? Or just 31 years?

selsigfach Fri 12-Aug-16 20:51:29

No apostrophe required.

StillSmallVoiceOfCalm Fri 12-Aug-16 20:53:00

No apostrophe. Just '' to emphasise the annoying but.

TellMeSomethingNew Fri 12-Aug-16 20:56:28

Sel - where's the apostrophe? The OP used single quotation marks to quote a certain phrase hmm

Heratnumber7 Fri 12-Aug-16 20:57:39

It could be 31 years of wear and tear for example.
31 years of being married.
31 years of owning a house

Shall I go on? smile

StillSmallVoiceOfCalm Fri 12-Aug-16 20:58:56

But when talking about a person sailing a boat or riding a bicycle it just wouldn't be 31 years of home owning or painting.

StillSmallVoiceOfCalm Fri 12-Aug-16 20:59:34

A pointless moan I know. But I needed to let it out.

nolly3 Fri 12-Aug-16 21:00:03

Almost as annoying as 'work colleagues'. As opposed to all those other kinds

MorrisZapp Fri 12-Aug-16 21:01:03

I fucking hate that expression. It's even worse than 'navy blue in colour'

Nobody really says it out loud though do they? Apart from Tony Blackburn.

StillSmallVoiceOfCalm Fri 12-Aug-16 21:01:48

And another thing.

When an interviewer asks a question why would the interviewee answer with a sentence starting with 'yeah'?

Such as

'How did winning that medal feel'

'Yeah.. It felt OK'

Or even worse (as witnessed yesterday)

'How does that feel'

'Yeah. No. It felt awesome'

LynetteScavo Fri 12-Aug-16 21:09:43

S/he could be 31 one yeasts dead.

StillSmallVoiceOfCalm Fri 12-Aug-16 21:14:25

If the yeast was dead the bread wouldn't rise.

DesolateWaist Fri 12-Aug-16 21:23:33

I hear you OP, pisses me off too.
It seems to by used when someone is exceptionally young or old.

'And winning the triple jump is USA's Chuck Fuckington at only 16 years of age.'

Busybusybust Fri 12-Aug-16 21:25:05

Or 'every calendar month' - what other sort is there?

DesolateWaist Fri 12-Aug-16 21:26:43

I think in some stuff a month can be 28 days.

ButIbeingpoor Fri 12-Aug-16 21:26:57

Yeah. Chuck Fuckington is awesome. Like.

lilacclery Fri 12-Aug-16 21:44:33

Every calendar month refers to Jan Feb March etc every month can be every 4 weeks I think

Canyouforgiveher Fri 12-Aug-16 21:59:24

Or 'every calendar month' - what other sort is there?*

Lunar. Or every 4 weeks.

I like the expression "years of age." It very neatly excludes every other possible interpretation of the number of years.

Heratnumber7 Fri 12-Aug-16 22:47:58

Chuck could have win high jump at 16 years of training.

Heratnumber7 Fri 12-Aug-16 22:49:19

Calendar month is usually used to distinguish it from a financial month in business. A financial month can be 4 or 5 weeks.

MsVestibule Fri 12-Aug-16 23:09:06

I hate '85 years young'. It sounds so bloody patronising when somebody younger says it about an older person, and so bloody stupid when they say it about themselves.

I could try to put it more eloquently, but I'm very tired. I'm right, anyway.

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