Notes of a word-watcher, Hanching Chung. A first port of call for English learning.
octo-, octogenarian, nonagenarian, and all that
A Taiwanese nonagenarian finished a 400-meter run
in 2:38.56 at the Asia Masters Athletics Championships Sunday, breaking
a world record in the 95-year-old group that had been there for 12
years. Peng Hong-nian, 96, said he would have run ...
Mr Kossoff will soon be 84. Nobody gets to be an
octogenarian without sometimes feeling heavy-limbed and in need of a
prop (usually in the form of a chair).
First world problems and all that, but we need an answer!