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AGE is a tricky subject.. A polite question

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GabbyLoggon Thu 06-Jan-11 12:44:24

I know a lot of us are sensitive about our age, so I will ask a polite question of the REGULARS on Mumsnet.....

Are you over or under 40 years of age?

Me...well over. cheers "Gabby"

BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Thu 06-Jan-11 12:47:30

- ok it's pretty uncontroversial subject........

but why in Politics??

(I'm 31 - nearly 32 btw)

GabbyLoggon Thu 06-Jan-11 13:07:08

Barogin....good lord, almost a baby.

A lot of women find age tricky. (you can lose your job at the BBC (allegedly)

Pensions is is almost everything...HMG like dabbling in our lives. cheers Gabby

GabbyLoggon Thu 06-Jan-11 14:33:40

From what I have seen of MN posters. I would guess the main age group was 25 to 55

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 06-Jan-11 14:34:59

8 years over.

I am one of the seniors, I think.

throckenholt Thu 06-Jan-11 14:35:52

I am 44 - would probably rather be less but since there is nothing I can do about it I rarely think about it (to the extent I have forgotten how old I am and have to work it out !).

GrimmaTheNome Thu 06-Jan-11 14:36:24

I've just turned 50.

We've already deduced the OP dates from the Victorian age on another thread. grin

MassiveKnob Thu 06-Jan-11 14:36:35


Besom Thu 06-Jan-11 14:37:02

Under (by the skin of my teeth)

LovePinkBitsOfMyHorse Thu 06-Jan-11 14:38:05

I am going to be 40 very soon, end of Jan.

Hassled Thu 06-Jan-11 14:38:30

44. I'm seldom conscious of the fact I'm one of the oldies on MN - although I've registered recently that there are some posters who are younger than my older DCs, and that's a bit alarming.

coatgate Thu 06-Jan-11 14:40:03


MassiveKnob Thu 06-Jan-11 14:40:36

Gabby - you have not mentioned your age???? grin

GrimmaTheNome Thu 06-Jan-11 15:03:11

Well, we deduced from this that he and his DW were talking to their lawyer before 1868, so he must surely have been born sometime prior to 1848 - therefore well over 160 grin

Ewe Thu 06-Jan-11 15:07:32

Under your age brackets, just, at 23.

ByTheSea Thu 06-Jan-11 15:09:29


GabbyLoggon Thu 06-Jan-11 15:37:27

Massive...Older than any mentioned a lot(but the brain still works) parents used to forget their age(I would work it out for them)

EWE, it takes me back many years

GentleOtter Thu 06-Jan-11 15:46:10

50 plus VAT.

slug Thu 06-Jan-11 15:51:07


Gentle Otter, is that the old VAT or the new rate?

GooseFatRoasties Thu 06-Jan-11 15:54:06


OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 06-Jan-11 16:00:30


bibbitybobbityhat Thu 06-Jan-11 16:03:59

Oooooh, snap OLKN. I wonder who is the more senior out of us two? (clue: my birthday is in September).

GentleOtter Thu 06-Jan-11 16:20:42

both, slug. wink

DurhamDurham Thu 06-Jan-11 16:23:18

I was 40 last October, enjoying it so far! Have never been embarrassed about my age and hope I never am.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 06-Jan-11 17:10:32

You're a whippersnapper bibbity, I'm 49 in May.


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