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Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
AARP finds majority of Americans will work into 70s - Sep. 23, 2003: "A survey by AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, shows 7 in 10 Americans plan to work past the once-typical retirement age of 65 and nearly half expect to work well into their 70s and even 80s. "

I assume this will have an effect on Social Security, but what is this "formerly known as" line? Is AARP now a bunch of rock stars?

Brian --As silly as it seems, that line is legitimate. AARP is no longer known as the "American Association of Retired Persons." Its official name is now AARP. I agree that it's stupid to put such things in an article, but it's accurate nonetheless.

James-- Sure, and that guy who sang "Party like it's 1999" is accurately called "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince", but it sounds ridiculous everytime someone says it.

Brian --And don't forget NARAL. Formerly "National Abortion Rights of America League" or whatever the heck it was, now called Pro-Choice America.


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