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Kids are Baby Goats

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Pippa000 Mon 08-Feb-16 10:44:56

Why do I get so incensed when children are called kids, am I that out of date? confused

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 10:56:21

Haven't a clue. Pedant? Nit picker? You tell us.

Coolgran65 Mon 08-Feb-16 10:57:35

We have 4 grandkids.... using 'kids' doesn't bother me.

merlotgran Mon 08-Feb-16 11:00:25

Our children were always referred to as the kids and still are.

I don't like grandkids though. Always grandchildren to us.

felice Mon 08-Feb-16 11:02:28

I so agree, is it really so hard to say Child or Children ?????.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 11:03:08

Why do you think that is merlot?

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 11:04:37

I call mine any old thing. They will probably get The Ghastlies on their Valentine cards.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 11:05:38

Or. Ghastly kid 1. and Ghastly kid 2.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 11:06:07

The choccie will taste better for it. grin

Indinana Mon 08-Feb-16 11:34:30

A rose by any other name... We always referred to our two as 'the kids'. I don't have a problem with the word at all. Now the grandchildren are sometimes called 'the kids', or 'the children'.

Anniebach Mon 08-Feb-16 11:38:09

I called my grandchildren - the tots, have stopped now they are 24,19 and 16 grin

tanith Mon 08-Feb-16 11:39:05

I've always referred to my own 3 as the kids and now the grandchildren are also called grandkids... no problem using it.

Shinyredcar Mon 08-Feb-16 11:42:52

I don't mind too much when children are referred to as 'kids' informally, but I do object when our well educated government ministers constantly refer to them as 'kids' when discussing government policy. (Used to keep goats, kids are delightful — though naughty — so perhaps at an informal level it is especially appropriate!)

I really don't think education policy or health policy should be discussed with reference to 'kids'. Apart from anything else, it is disrespectful.

I await the day when ministers talk about pensions as being paid to the old bats and old geezers. That'll light up Gransnet!

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 11:45:10

Goats smell. And so do kids, given 'alf a chance. hmm

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 11:46:27

I think I agree about the government bit actually. Too informal for important policies.

coolgranny123 Mon 08-Feb-16 11:46:54

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jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 11:47:14

Lol about "old bats and geezers"! grin

Synonymous Mon 08-Feb-16 11:48:35

Our GCs all have names starting with the same letter so all ours are just known as 'the G's' and to differentiate G1, G2 etc.

See nothing really wrong in kids as it is not meant to be derogatory surely. hmm

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 08-Feb-16 11:48:59

coolgranny I am imagining willowy slim and blonde. smile

NanaandGrampy Mon 08-Feb-16 11:56:09

Collectively , I call the grandchildren ' the babies' . I call my daughters 'the kids' .

I don't mind children or kids really.

MamaCaz Mon 08-Feb-16 11:57:03

Ditto what Shinyredcar said.

ninathenana Mon 08-Feb-16 12:04:13

Yes, I agree politicians, news readers etc. should refer to them as children or when they reach double figures in age maybe young people.
I've always called mine 'kids' grandkids is not an expression I'd use. Ours are usually referred to as "the boys" (same mum 2 of) DD uses the same.

Luckygirl Mon 08-Feb-16 12:19:00

I hate the words kids and never ever use it. Why? - I do not know. It just feels unpleasant and disrespectful to me - like calling a woman a bitch.
My children are my children and that is that.

Auntieflo Mon 08-Feb-16 12:21:12

Don't really like the word kids, but kiddies is even worse. And don't get me started on 'hubby'

Teetime Mon 08-Feb-16 12:21:49

No I don't like 'kids' as a word but then I am quite pedantic about words- if it hurts my ears by that I mean its harsh or doesn't flow I don't like it.