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Ann Welsh

18-06-02, 07:16 PM (GMT)
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"Next ballet poll"
 
   Re Robert's response to the Adam Cooper thread:

For a future poll:

How many of you think of yourselves as 'old geezers like me'? Male or female...

I suspect those of us in this category can't, or are shy of voting in the current poll, because of age, tho we all like to remember the spritely teenagers we once were . Ah, me...


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Next ballet poll Helen 18-06-02 1
  RE: Next ballet poll Madoldbat 18-06-02 2
     RE: Next ballet poll AEHandley 18-06-02 3
         RE: Next ballet poll Robert 19-06-02 4
             RE: Next ballet poll MAB 19-06-02 5
                 RE: Next ballet poll Paul A 19-06-02 6
                     RE: Next ballet poll Flight 19-06-02 7
                         RE: Next ballet poll AEHandley 19-06-02 8
                             RE: Next ballet poll Ann Welsh 19-06-02 9
  RE: Next ballet poll AnnaM 20-06-02 10

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Helen

18-06-02, 08:50 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Next ballet poll"
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   Well, I voted in it, because I assumed it was theoretical! Sort of "Would I like to be a dancer if it were a possibility?" Or "Would I have liked to be a dancer when I was the right age?" Being an old geezer doesn't stop me having views on that (or on anything else for that matter).


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Madoldbat

18-06-02, 11:10 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Next ballet poll"
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   I certainly think of myself along the lines of an "old geezer" (although I think my own nom de plume of Mad Old Bat possibly a more accurate description). However, like others I still seem to have a bit of a teenager-like mind - unfortunately in a body that's a bit older than Scott Ambler's without his enviable slimness and fantastic muscle tone. Ah well, I'll just have to stay young in my own mind, and dream on!


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AEHandley

18-06-02, 11:19 PM (GMT)
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   Now I've discovered how much older than Adam Cooper I am (though still younger than Scott Ambler) I'm beginning to feel a bit of a geezer myself! (I'm the same age as Deborah Bull, nearly as old as Jonathan Cope). HOWEVER... I think Adam looks much older than he actually is so I feel a bit better now. Teenager-like mind? Butterfly mind, more like!


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Robert

19-06-02, 02:11 PM (GMT)
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   My age (late sixties) did not stop me voting about dancing. I had no chance to do ballet as a teenager but I do dance. I do a fair amount of Scottish dancing and I still occassionally do English folk dancing and American Contras. My reference to myself as an old geezer was in response to being asked if I engaged Adam Cooper in conversation. I am sure he would have been polite but I think it would have been impertinant.


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MAB

19-06-02, 03:31 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Next ballet poll"
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   Perhaps Ballet.co would be kind enough as to issue us with some guidelines as to what exactly constitutes "Old Geezerdom".

In my naivety I imagined it to mean any one with Victor Meldew tendencies, or is it anyone over 60?

Do I detect a whiff of ageism here?


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Paul A

19-06-02, 04:08 PM (GMT)
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   I think old geezerdom dawns when you finally find yourself in agreement with the previously hotly disputed views of your in-laws' generation.

Or perhaps correct usage of apostrophes denotes when old geezerdom begins.


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Flight

19-06-02, 07:35 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Next ballet poll"
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   >I think old geezerdom dawns when
>you finally find yourself in
>agreement with the previously hotly
>disputed views of your in-laws'
>generation.
>
>Or perhaps correct usage of apostrophes
>denotes when old geezerdom begins.

Oh no! I'm an old geezer at fifteen (and a half).



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AEHandley

19-06-02, 09:24 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Next ballet poll"
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   >>I think old geezerdom dawns when
>>you finally find yourself in
>>agreement with the previously hotly
>>disputed views of your in-laws'
>>generation.
>>

My husband caught that recently - he started complaining in the middle of a Gary Rhodes cookery show "Why do we have to have this awful music?" (word for word quoting my dad...)

>>Or perhaps correct usage of apostrophes
>>denotes when old geezerdom begins.
>
>Oh no! I'm an old geezer
>at fifteen (and a half).
>
And I was, too!


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Ann Welsh

19-06-02, 10:21 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Next ballet poll"
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   'Oh Lord' (and that dates me even now):

The dreaded apostrophe! We of the grammar school generation got wooden blackboard dusters hurled at us by WW2 veterans if we got it wrong.

Some of us even use the word 'chaps' to refer to male dancers. How ancient is that?


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AnnaM

20-06-02, 09:58 AM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Next ballet poll"
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   as a question for the next poll:
"What type of dancing do you do yourself?"


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