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|French term or phrase: papy boom|
|le papy boom en france|
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joke word for the old. There is, for example, a satirical magazine edited by the former editor of Private Eye, called the Oldie.
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seems to be the term used in newspapers, essays and common parlance
Most States Face Long-Term Care Funding Crises as "Baby Boom" Becomes "Senior Boom," ACLI Study Finds
Washington, D.C. (January 14) - From President Clinton to key members of Congress, federal officials are already sounding a warning signal about the national crisis that looms for America's long-term care system, as more than 70 million baby boomers age into retirement and double the nation's elderly population. But new research by the American Council of Life Insurance shows that most states will face painful crises of their own - as the long-term care demands of the coming "senior boom" outpace the states' ability to fund their local Medicaid programs.
A Boom of Their Own
As the baby boom generation approaches senior status, it should be noted that they're joining a group that has experienced a century-long boom of its own.
Census figures cited by the National Academy on an Aging Society in its report "Demography Is Not Destiny" show that there are 10 times as many Americans over age 65 as there were in 1900.
The over-65 population has more than doubled since 1960. The Academy's report notes that largely because the U.S. economy has far outpaced the senior boom, today's seniors-and probably tomorrow's-are living better than thier predecessors.
-Gregory W. Mott (Washington Post)
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senior surge, aging population boom
What is nice about the French "papy boom" expression, popular with the press as Paola points out, is that it reminds us of the "original" term "baby boom". It is an obvious play on words and does work well in French as "baby" and "papy" are close. Unfortunately in English, there appears to be no set phrase for the rendering of the French "baby boomers" tunred "papy boomers", except one which I stumbled on and which I like, "senior surge" : cf ref below. Otherwise, the press commonly refers to "aging population boom".
A popular subject of course, as there is no easy way round financing the retirement of the ever-increasing elderly sector of the population, a great source of worry for countries which are wealthy enough to be faced with this problem at all.
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grampy boom/granny boom
plenty of good choices up there, still here's another pair.
grampy boom is my invention, with the closest fit to the French, but not in use (sigh).
On the other hand, granny boom actually exists. 52 google hits, not a whole lot compared with the 1400 or so for papy boom ...
- AA (un peu loufoque parfois)
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