Yesterday in Australia, the sun turned up for morning coffee and left in time for dinner. And then, the nation saw display of another reliable comfort: older people and younger people tend to have slightly different social attitudes. Well, call the Neolithic Times and give them this newsy news. Us readers were bound to drop our beakers!

Commissioned by a seniors’ insurance provider, the CoreData market survey report Modern Australian Manners gained big headlines for a relatively small section of its inquiry. A news release headed “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HAS GONE MAD” CLAIM AUSSIE SENIORS was just the sort of majuscule designed to get organisations like the ABC or News Corp, which shape their news for an older demographic, excited.