Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit (pauamma) wrote in linguaphiles,
Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit

The oldest teenager in the world? refers to a 20-year old woman as "the teenager". She must be the oldest teenager in the world if that statement is correct, but this got me wondering: assuming she had just turned 20, would you still call a 19 year old a teenager? An 18 year old? More generally, which age range maps to "teenager" (or "teen", or any other synonym) in your English dialect? And (for reference) where do you trace your English dialect to?
Tags: english dialects, numbers

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