Old fogeydom. Yes, it's a real phrase, listed in dictionaries and used in print since 1852. It strikes me as so funny that I can't help but share it, and the same goes for these words:
The terms "fogey" and "old fogey" date back to 1785. They first meant "a soldier who's too hurt or sick to perform duties." Then, their meaning expanded to "an old person, or a person with old, outdated ideas."
Futurama often pokes fun at old fogeydom. Here's the aged and kooky Professor Farnsworth: "Oh, I don't have time for this. I have to buy a single piece of fruit with a coupon and then return it. Making people wait behind me while I complain."
Explain the meaning of "old fogeydom" without saying "state of bitter old crankiness" or "senescence."
Fill in the blanks: "I love (something) and I'll keep (using it, doing it, eating it, playing it, watching it, listening to it, etc.) until I reach old fogeydom."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. One opposite of OLD FOGEYDOM is
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