So I tracked down the webpage: https://yougov.co.uk/news/2018/03/06/ho ... oes-perso/A new survey has defined the age at which people in Britain stop being referred to as ‘young’, and it’s a strong indicator of whether you’re over the hill. The YouGov researched surveyed just short of 6500 people, who were asked to give their view on the age at which a person should stop being referred to as ‘young’. As it transpires, you’re no longer young once you hit the big 3-0.
The general consensus of the survey is that youth lasts up to, and including, the age of 29. Once a person has reached the age of 30, however, the majority of Brits no longer consider them to be young.
Reassuringly though, the survey revealed that the point at which most Brits believe a person has become middle aged is 48, while 70 is the age by which a majority of people believe someone has gotten old.
This is the curious bit:
Any suggestions?The results also reveal a no-man's land age group – an age range that the English language doesn't seem to have a term for. The majority of Brits do not consider a person aged 30-47 to be either young or middle aged.
Of course, 70 is ridiculously young for anyone to be considered "old".