Readings & Meanings:
You don't really hear the phrase "senior citizen's home" nowadays.
Until thirty years ago, it was thought that women should follow her children when she gets old.
He is still only 40, but hard times have made him look much older.
This is its own radical!
Oikanmuri is used in a few rare kanji: 耄 耆 耋. Luckily, they all have to do with old age.
Don't get 老 and 考 confused. The first is an old man bent over with age. The second is an old man bent over with wisdom!
There were three precepts that women had to follow in the Edo period:
At home, follow your father; married, follow your husband; in old age, follow your children.
These are fading out, as of about thirty years ago, like in the above example sentence.
エビ, shrimp, has a great kanji combo: 海老. Shrimp really do look like old men, with their whiskers and their bent backs.
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