Natty Bumppo (nattybumppo) wrote in linguaphiles,
Natty Bumppo

Older American language

I'm trying to write some English-language dialogue between elderly people (a Caucasian American couple in their 80's, so they would've grown up in the 20's and 30's), and I'm looking for slang, expressions, vocabulary, grammar, and generally age-marking language that I could use to make it evident that these are two older folks and not younger ones.

Does anyone know any dictionaries of older slang expressions or vocabulary, or perhaps just pages that might discuss how to write better dialogue for older people? Any suggestions people might have would be greatly appreciated.

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