Here's an 'oldie' for you to get you through the day until my next brainwave
When do ´boobs´ become a ´ bosom´?
This question was touched upon be Terry Pratchett in "Monstrous Regiment", but I don't think he ever reached a satisfactory conclusion ... If he did, then I must have missed it.
Although technically and by definition, a bosom is always present, the term 'bosom' is never used by the younger generations. Have you ever heard some young bloke say "Look at the bosom on her!" or any girls saying "My bosom is bigger that hers!"?
So when does a bosom become a bosom?
My own thoughts on this subject, as a connoisseur, are that it very much depends on the boobs/bosom in question and the method of support they receive, or not, as the case may be.
The 'bosom' could be effectively fought off for many years with the correct fitting bra, as Gok Wan has pointed out on many occasion's, but as he has said, only 1 in 10 women are correctly fitted for bra's..
As they get older most woman of brobdingnagian* proportions will suffer from the breast version of Tectonic drift, so the question of when boobs become a bosom could, I suppose, be answered by measuring the distance between nipple and belt buckle ... this would certainly explain why so many older women these days are wearing hipsters!
However, it may not be a simple case of geography that defines a bosom. It may only be a 'mind' thing where the mind-set changes your attitudes and opinions at a certain age or condition.
I am not in the least bit prejudiced against gravitationally challenged women, indeed men (I am one) could be described as "gravitationally disadvantaged campanologists" in later years as it is a well known fact that their 'bells' hang lower than their 'rope' with age.
No! What I would like to know is how do women know when it's time to change their terminology?
This is a tricky one to answer as there are bound to be a multitude of different views and opinions, but it might get you thinking about when and how we all change with age.
Here is a nice thought to finish with:-
People quite often say that they sound like their parents. If that is true, one day they will sound like their grandparents too!
* look it up