a buffer is a description applicable to an old man according to my folk memory and:
- Oxford.com (UK)
- Merriam-Websters online dictionary first definition (US).
But not according to the majority of current online English-language dictionaries and encyclopedia, including:
- Wiktionary doesn’t (yet) list buffer as an old man, neither does wikipedia.
- Encarta defintitions 1, and 2 (Microsoft).
I suspect that age is killing-off old buffers…