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"Old Man Winter"

Posted by Smokey Stover on December 14, 2006

In Reply to: "Old Man Winter" posted by Jeff on December 13, 2006

: Where did the phrase "Old Man Winter" come from.

Like so many other things, the seasons have often been personified. Which one gets to be the charming and seductive woman is open, but for the dour, blustery, punishing end of the year, an old man seems an apt personification, although there may have been others.
As to who started it, I haven't a clue.