Bob Ramsey in a column in the Sun Sailor (Minnesota) addresses a question I am often asked: What is a Geezer?
Iâ€™ve always thought of the term â€œgeezerâ€ as jocular jargon for old man â€“ like old codger or old coot. But thereâ€™s more to it than that.
He starts with the dictionary definition, but then presents an entire bulleted list of traits that can be used do define “geezer.” Here are just a few.
â€¢ A geezer has seen it all, heard it all, tried it all, fell for it all, screwed it all up more than once, and survived it all.
â€¢ Geezers would rather laugh at themselves than at others.
â€¢ Geezers are old-fashioned. They like old clothes, old jokes, old songs, old friends and old values.
It’s a great list that I really agree with. Read the article here and see what you think.
He ends with my old refrain: “Geezers Rock!”
For my take on “geezer” read What’s a Geezer?