ChanteSez … Age ain’t nothing but a number

Yeah, I said ain’t. It’s (almost) my birthday, so I can do that!

This is one of my favorite sayings when I’m asked how old I am: old enough to know better, too young to care.

But, of course, like Prince (a fellow Gemini) says, it’s always best to act your age, not your shoe size. So please don’t take the headline the wrong way. Age ain’t nothing but a number, but common sense and decency adds up!

In celebration of my birthday, and all others in the Gemini season, here are a few birthday-related words and tips.

  • If you’re wishing someone a happy birthday, put a comma after your greeting and before the person’s name: “Happy birthday, Chante!”
  • Grown-up: always takes a hyphen, as both a noun and adjective.
  • As the years creep up, I can understand not wanting to reveal an exact age. Leave off the hyphen and make it one word if you’re “thirtysomething” or “fortysomething.”

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