I am sure that many of you read Ronni Bennett's blog, Time Goes By. Today she wrote about "good and not so good names for old people." This is a topic she has addressed before, and today's post was prompted by an NPR story which was the aftermath of another story. Oh, how do we refer to a certain demographic, related to date of birth but broader than generations?? Oh, and how do we make name that which we want to name without giving offense???
You will find a survey on both the TGB and NPR. If you were born around 1948 or anytime before that what do you like to be called?
Here's the list from the NPR site. This is just a copy; you cannot take the survey here. You picked what you like and then, from the same list again, what you dislike:
What terms to you prefer?