10/07/2014 10:25 am ET Updated Oct 07, 2014

Let's Reclaim The Word 'Old'

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Complimenting someone for not looking their age is "one of the weirdest double-thinks in our culture", the classicist Mary Beard has said, as she calls for a new campaign to reclaim the word "old".

Professor Beard, a television broadcaster, said she is trying to encourage the public to embrace the word old, to combat the stereotype of a "hunched little old lady" often seen in modern culture.

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