Today’s a day for celebrating being a ‘spunky old broad’

There seems to be an international day for just about everything these days, but today is one that might interest
Today is Spunky Old Broads Day

There seems to be an international day for just about everything these days, but today is one that might interest you and get you celebrating.

February 1 is Spunky Old Broads Day, a day for celebrating being a spunky and sassy older woman!

But where does the term come from?

We all know that spunky is just another word for groovy or cool or sassy, but the term old broad is one from a long-gone era.

Back in the good old days, women were called broads because their hips were wider than mens. 

So, a spunky old broad really is just a really cool, sassy older woman – a cool grandma – and we know there are plenty of you here at Starts at 60.

You’ve probably never heard of Spunky Old Broads day, but there are some people who have.

The Houston Chronicle over in the US describes it as a day to “celebrate older women for all their courage, wisdom and vivacity.”

It uses a couple of quotes from spunky old broads that are absolutely hilarious including this one by Betty White’s Golden Girls character Rose:

“The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.” 

or this one by women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem:

“Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.”

So to all the groovy grannies and sassy older ladies, have a happy Spunky Old Broads Day!

Would you describe yourself as a spunky old broad? Who would you describe as a spunky old broad?

  1. Guy Flavell  

    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren. When I look around our public housing complex though, most of the old ladies are simply ‘in the waiting room’ and a million miles off being
    “spunky old broads”. But, no disrespect intended as most of them are really lovely battlers.

  2. that would be me! Still an activist, overseas traveller on my own, and more than happy to stand up and be counted when I think it matters.

  3. ian ryrie  

    Where do I meet them.

    • Val Kent  

      Right here lol!! I forget my age, I still feel in my mind like a teenager! 60 is the new 40!

  4. I am the original Spunky Old Broad which I started. I’m known as Dr.Gayle S.O.B. and Spunky Old Broad is trademarked. Go to my website and see what I mean. Love that all of you appreciate what a Spunky Old Broad means.

    • Guy Flavell  

      Yeah, $15 admittance to a “Meeting” and $150 annual fee. Take your pathetic
      money-making advert to a porno or casino site where it really belongs dear “Doctor”

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