Friday, September 11, 2009

Age matters

Another local detail to catch - when quoting somebody named, often age is given in UK press. "Bloody hell," says John Bull, 34.

This custom doesn't just seem unusual but has also a touch of contradiction to me because in other cases it is not polite to state your or somebody's age where it is not necessary. For example, some companies warn canditates not to state age (or sex, or marriage status) in their CVs for it may be a discrimination of those younger or older.

No comments:

Post a Comment