Older Brits have revealed a list of the 10 most patronising words used to describe them.
More than 1,000 people aged 60 and over responded to a request by charity u3a to submit the most demeaning terms they have had directed at them, revealing that sayings like ‘old dear’, ‘codger’ and ‘fogey’ are still used to this day.
Two in five (43 per cent) have been on the receiving end of patronising language in relation to their age and a quarter (28 per cent) say certain terms used about them are outdated.
Almost two in five (37 per cent) have been addressed with names they say are ageist.
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