I have decided to be entirely un-ironic in my self-application of the term “old fogey.” I am embracing it. I invite you to join me. If you are interested, here is what Wiktionary claims to be the actual etymology of the term:
And here, from Urban Dictionary, is a fairly good rendition of current usage:
Note that the UD definition uses “50 years of age” as its threshold. Half a century. Apropos.
After due consideration, I have decided that persons who have not yet achieved this venerable status shall be permitted to visit this space, provided they behave themselves. They shall be known as “whippersnappers.” If whippersnappers listen carefully, perhaps they may learn something.