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Age, Agist, Ageist, Ageism

Age, Agist, Ageist, Ageism
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An obituary in a daily: “…Later he kept away from politics because of ageism. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.” The usage of the word ageism in the above sentence is incorrect because ageism is not an illness as a result of old age.

An obituary in a daily: “…Later he kept away from politics because of ageism. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.” The usage of the word ageism in the above sentence is incorrect because ageism is not an illness as a result of old age.

Is ageism a disease or illness?

Ageism is not a disease.

Ageism is not an illness.

Ageism is discrimination against persons of certain age group. Ageism is discriminating people because they have reached certain age.

Ageism is a tendency among certain people, and a way of treating people especially the older by organizations or institutions as debilitated or unworthy of employment or suitability to do something.

Ageism is a form of discrimination: you are sexagenarian, so you cannot do this; you are septuagenarian you cannot attend to this function; you are nonagenarian, so you are ineligible to be there; you are 30-something, you cannot apply for this job; this place is only for adults, kids are not allowed to apply…

Ageism is a form of discrimination like casteism and racism. Because ageism is condemnable, and incorrect.

Ageism is a prejudice against the elderly. Politically, ageism means mistreating or discriminating elderly people.

Urbandictionary.com also defines ageism as “A moronic belief system…that age is an accomplishment and that anyone who is young is inferior to ‘adults’.”

The alternative spelling or variant for ageism is agism.

Age!

Why to be annoyed when someone asks: What is your age?

You add a year to your age at the arrival of a birthday like the existence of a country.

Every life form has to age (verb) naturally.

Age functions as noun and verb (age, ages, ageing or aging).

Celebrate aging: “There’s a sense of panic about aging among young people. It creates anxieties that have no basis in reality.” –Professor Rachel Paine

“In Europe, you go to a club and it’s all ages. I think Europeans are just comfortable with aging gracefully, whereas here it’s looked down upon.” –Irene Bilo the costumer

Ageing and aging are used alternatively. Ageing and aging functions as the past participle and gerund.
Ageist functions as a noun and adjective.

Ageist is the person who discriminates against elderly or old people; and vice versa.

Agist in Anglo-Norman terminology means to pasture or grace for a free.

Ageist refers to a person who behaves in a discriminatory manner against people based on their age.
Ageist functions as a noun and adjective.

If you have an ageist outlook, one day will get back the ageism.

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