I don't recall what website I was on today, I've been surfing, but I saw a title of a post that began with dirty old man. It got me to thinking, (yes I know that's dangerous) why does it always have to be a dirty old man? Have you ever noticed that? I don't ever recall anything beginning with, "Dirty Young Man." And, just how old does a man have to be to be considered old?
The first thing I think of when I see "Dirty Old Man," is a pervert. A sex offender. Someone who flashes children on their way to school in the mornings. Not once have I considered dirty to mean that they don't wash. Really, who would give a darn? That's not news worthy!
So what do think of when you hear the expression, dirty old man?