Letters to the editor

March 07, 2018

Elderly’ is not a very fitting description

- John Taylor, Shepparton

In an article on page 3 of Monday’s Shepparton News, your writer referred to a 66-year-old man as being elderly.

While to a youthful, inexperienced journalist that may seem to be a fitting description, your writer should bear in mind the Federal Government obviously doesn’t think along the same lines as he does, as it recently wound the retirement age out to 70.

If the opposite of elderly is ‘‘young’’ or ‘‘immature’’ , then perhaps those adjectives could be used when describing people who are at the other end of the age spectrum.

That includes journalists.

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