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to think that 40 years of age

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SoleSource Fri 01-Mar-13 16:46:48

is not OLD as in past it, dicrepit.

hellsbellsmelons Fri 01-Mar-13 16:49:50

Hehe - when you get there - no it's not.
But when you are younger you often wonder if you will ever reach 40!

impty Fri 01-Mar-13 16:50:43

oh no def not.... as im not far off it!grin

LindyHemming Fri 01-Mar-13 16:50:48

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germyrabbit Fri 01-Mar-13 16:50:50

depends on what context, it's old if you want to be a olympic gymnast for example grin

shrimponastick Fri 01-Mar-13 16:51:30

definitely not.

When I was a young whippersnapper of course 40 seemed ancient.

Now I am past 40 it is no age at all.

40 is the new 25...

firawla Fri 01-Mar-13 16:51:42

no I don't think it is at all

5Foot5 Fri 01-Mar-13 16:52:28

Saw that in my rear view mirror a LONG time ago

squeakytoy Fri 01-Mar-13 16:53:19

Definitely not.. I am 43, about to get ready, go out and will probably be home around 3am.. Tomorrow I am going go-karting, and Sunday going bowling.. I am certainly not past it.

SoleSource Fri 01-Mar-13 16:53:29

That's it I am off to the public tip.

So long

Foggles Fri 01-Mar-13 16:55:00

No - and neither is 50 grin

When DS1 went off to Uni, he talked about "old people's accommodation" on campus.

I had visions of pensioners going back to study until I worked out he meant people in their mid 20s/30s !

ivykaty44 Fri 01-Mar-13 16:56:39

40 is old, it is five years past middle age and three years past a woman in her prime.

it really doesn't seem all that long ago I was 40 - but it was and I must not kid myself - I just lie instead grin

Lueji Fri 01-Mar-13 16:58:08

It better not be... wink

No, not decrepit at all.

My line for old is at 80.

And my grandmother has set some high standards for "decrepit", at 102 of age.

SoleSource Fri 01-Mar-13 17:02:26


shrimponastick Fri 01-Mar-13 17:03:53

I see 'old' as 80/90??

I ddon't consider myself middle aged yet - and I am most likely overhalf way through my life....


Floggingmolly Fri 01-Mar-13 17:06:41

Since when was 35 middle aged?

SoleSource Fri 01-Mar-13 17:10:19

Without actually looking up the official definition of the term 'middle aged', I would have thought it was at 35.

35 is half of UK life expectancy of 70?
Often wondered.

ivykaty44 Fri 01-Mar-13 17:11:31

middle age must start at 35 - then it lasts till about 45 as the middle part of life confused then you die at 80

HecateWhoopass Fri 01-Mar-13 17:11:41

I am 39 and 40 is looking a lot younger than it did 20 years ago grin

I had a wobble the other day as it hit me that I am about halfway through my life! shock

It feels like someone fast forwarded. I still feel like I'm 15!

ivykaty44 Fri 01-Mar-13 17:12:44

anything over 45 is just old person/cogger/folk/peeps

SoleSource Fri 01-Mar-13 17:15:36

Ivy shock

Grab your pitchforks, get on the AIBU minibus, we're off to Ivy's house.

anonymosity Fri 01-Mar-13 17:17:21

I do remember thinking 32 sounded ANCIENT but now I'm well past that, not at all...

Foggles Fri 01-Mar-13 17:19:08

Whatever age I am, I always think that MY generation is the BEST generation - so it doesn't really matter.

ivykaty44 Fri 01-Mar-13 17:19:10

SS your more than welcome to come round - grab yourself a glass and get your bums over here to drink some wine and remember when it didn't take two days to get over a flipping hangover wink

zoyt Fri 01-Mar-13 17:21:02

I always think of middle age as late 40's / early 50's...35 is really too young to be middle aged surely?

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