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    the meaning of "over 30"

    Dear all,

    When you say "if you are over 30 years old" or "don't trust over 30", are the people who are exactly 30 years old included?

    Thank you!

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    Re: the meaning of "over 30"

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    When you say "if you are over 30 years old" or "don't trust over 30", are the people who are exactly 30 years old included?
    This is not an English question. It's a question of what "exactly 30 years old" means. Are you measuring it 'exactly' to the minute or to the day or to the year.

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    Re: the meaning of "over 30"

    Strictly speaking, you are exactly 30 years old on the day of your birthday, as registered in the birth certificate.

    It should be '30 and above' if you want to be precise about it but is it necessary?

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    Re: the meaning of "over 30"

    "30 and over" means anyone who is 30 years old or more.
    "Over 30" means anyone who is 31 years old and more.

    May I ask who told you "Don't trust over 30s​"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the meaning of "over 30"

    Technically, a person is over 30 on the day after his/her 30th birthday.

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    Re: the meaning of "over 30"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "30 and over" means anyone who is 30 years old or more.

    "Over 30" means anyone who is 31 years old and more. I agree with that, and it fits with the fact that we keep saying that were are 30 until we turn 31.
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    Re: the meaning of "over 30"

    "Don't trust anyone over 30!" was a rallying cry of the hippies in the 1960s.

    Exactitude about the age would not have been a priority among them.

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