What got me thinking was how these words mean different things to different sellers.Far too often, I hear them being used to excuse a silly inflated price:
I'm charging you lots because... "It's old!"
There was a time a chap about my age tried this on me with a charming mirror with the date 1964 on the back.
I sincerely wanted to point out that anything that was only a few years older than him or me was hardly worth a price-hike.
But I didn't.
And I did buy that mirror, after a bit of bargaining.
But on this occasion, the phrase: "It's old..."
Clearly meant: "So that's why I'm charging so little for it. Why on earth would you want it?"
I'm in the mood for a guessing game. Which object (excluding the bread, above) do you think was the condemned 'old' item in question?