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Old 09-18-2007, 05:13 PM   #1
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If your creative juices are working, here is a chance to make some money. Smart Money magazine is offering $100,000 for anyone to come up with a new term/word for retirement. I figure this board has more "experts" on retirement than anyone.

I have been racking my brain to come up with something, but I guess all the grey matter has turned to blank matter s/Toby
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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If your creative juices are working, here is a chance to make some money. Smart Money magazine is offering $100,000 for anyone to come up with a new term/word for retirement. I figure this board has more "experts" on retirement than anyone.

I have been racking my brain to come up with something, but I guess all the grey matter has turned to blank matter s/Toby
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:59 AM   #4
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The word Retirement is one that I particularly did not like. But you get used to it. I have not come up with a good alternative word yet.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. A person may also semi-retire and keep some sort of job, although usually out of choice rather than necessity. This usually happens upon reaching a determined age, when physical conditions don't allow the person to work any more (by illness or accident), or even for personal choice (usually in the presence of an adequate pension or personal savings). The retirement with a pension is considered a right of the worker in many societies, and hard ideological, social, cultural and political battles have been fought over whether this is a right or not. In many western countries this right is mentioned in national constitutions.
Retirement is also sports jargon for the situation where a team (for example in soccer) decides never again to issue the jersey number of a retired or deceased player, as a token of honor."

If I come up with a real good alternative I will let you know after I get the $100,000.00
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:56 AM   #5
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I tried retirement once almost 20 years ago. I found that the one word to describe it was BORING. I am 75, still teaching, but on a modified schedule, allowing time for travel, a coast to coast 10,000 mile oddisy this summer and will spend 6 weeks in the south this winter. Next summer a cruise down route 66 from New Hampshire.

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Old 09-19-2007, 10:41 AM   #6
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Words like smart, poor,busy, happy came immediately to mind. However, seriously it is hard to think of a better more descriptive word since we all are so different in our activities and abilities.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:54 AM   #10
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:05 PM   #13
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If you think you have a good one, send it to Smart money and maybe you can win. I have one, but it doesn't exactly fit and its not new.

"I'm Retired, Wheres my Discount"

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After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona. Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass.

They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags because they don't know who they are anymore. They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now.

They do exercises there, but they don't do them very well. There is a swimming pool too, but in it, they all jump up and down with hats on.

At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out! They go cruising in their golf carts.

Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the same thing every night - something called 'early birds.'

Some of the people can't get out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked center and call it pot luck.

My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too.

When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren.
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