There’s something weird about the language we use to talk about people who are not young. Why are people so hungry for another word for old? Seems there’s no word that everyone is comfortable with — but some words are slightly more acceptable. Should we call people old, older, elder, elderly, senior, aging or unyoung? In a poem I explain my own solution, which you may or may not like. Then I talk about the possible reasons behind our rejection of these synonyms for old.