What does OGS stand for?

Old guy syndrome

If you’ve ever noticed an older man blaming his farts on the dog or dozing off in his recliner, he’s likely exhibiting signs of “OGS”, or “old guy syndrome.” This isn’t a medical term, but rather a humorous way to describe certain behaviors that are often associated with aging men.

While the term “OGS” has been around for a while, it’s been known by different names such as “old man syndrome,” “old fart,” or “GOM.” The acronym gained popularity in the 2000s, when internet chat and text messaging became widespread.

The age at which men begin to show signs of OGS can vary. Long ago, it might have started in their 20s or 30s, but today, it generally begins in the late-50s. However, it’s important to note that some men may start showing signs of OGS at any age, depending on their maturity level.

The behaviors associated with OGS can also change over time. In prehistoric times, it might have involved hitting objects with a club. In the 1960s, it might have been a man sitting on his front porch, shouting at children to stay off his lawn. Today, OGS might manifest as a man grumbling about politics, complaining about “kids these days,” frequently saying “huh?!?” or “what?!?,” reminiscing about the “good ole days,” not realizing when he’s spilled food on his shirt, or constantly trying to repair a perpetually broken lawnmower.

Example for using ‘OGS’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that video of the old man dancing at the wedding?

Haha, yeah! He’s got some serious OGS going on!