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Senior Citizen Discount

Posted by Ward on December 19, 2004

Since I'm about ready to turn 65, I will become eligible for lots of Senior Citizen Discounts. The movies (cinema) the restaurants, and lots of other organizations reward older folks with some percent off on prices. When did this term become widespread? It must be relatively recent, since the lifespan has moved up so much in the last 100 years. Is it also practiced elsewhere in the English speaking world?