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Touchy Paxo isn't mature.

Byline: Rachael Bletchly

JEREMY Paxman, 66, takes exception to being referred to as "mature".

I, 52, rather like the word. I certainly prefer it to "middle aged", "senior" or "over the hill".

I'm happy to be maturing like a fine wine, although a more full-bodied one than I'd hoped.

But the niversity Challenge host had a right old rant about a publication called the Mature Times, aimed at people over 50.

They might as have named it the Surgical Stocking Sentinel," he spluttered.

"We all know that 'mature' means on the verge of incontinence, idiocy and peevish valetudinarianism" (it means banging on about ill health).

Calm down, Paxo. No one is suggesting you toddle off to a nursing home just yet. And when you do there's always Scrabble - so you can thrash us wee-smelling, senile old ladies with your peevish sesquipedalianism.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Sep 4, 2016
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