perhaps older age takes off the muzzle of one's sharp retorts. Anyway you look at it, unless the professional in question has adopted some strange cultural ways to express appreciation or condemnation, he should realize that his usage of language skills just placed him in the basement of status. a professional is one who can take the good with the bad and not resort to name calling or odd patterns of kissing. sometimes when people get older, they regress in their ability to survive and get quite agitated over issues that could certainly be ignored.
from the article: Habima architect tells critics: 'Kiss my ass'