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to hate children being called kids

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nametaken Tue 07-Oct-08 11:27:41

Everywhere and everyone now refers to children as kids. "Kids Menu" ffs. I hate it. They even said kids on the 10 o clock BBC news the other night.

I hate it.

WeirdCod Tue 07-Oct-08 11:28:09

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starzzz Tue 07-Oct-08 11:28:51

Whats wrong with kids?

umberella Tue 07-Oct-08 11:29:04


it's not THAT BAD, c'mon!

rosealbie Tue 07-Oct-08 11:29:13

I'm with you - I can't stand it either.

I remember being interviewed once for a magazine article to do with work and when it was printed I was quoted as referring to 'kids' which I would never have said! It sounded so odd.

zippitippitoes Tue 07-Oct-08 11:29:19

lol yiou are too uptight

Aliensloveunderpants Tue 07-Oct-08 11:29:25

I'm with you nametaken dislike the word and always use children.

littlelapin Tue 07-Oct-08 11:29:30

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bran Tue 07-Oct-08 11:29:41

YABU, unless you are over 80. Languages change all the time, especially English with is so widely spoken and therefore exposed to a lot of influences. Adapt and learn to live with it, or forever be considered a dreary fuddy-duddy.

Kewcumber Tue 07-Oct-08 11:29:48


lots of words are abbreviated, what makes "kids" so bad.

Hassled Tue 07-Oct-08 11:30:22

Why do you hate it? Nothing to do with baby goats - a valid alternative to "children". I have 4 kids - they are collectively "The Kids".

(Sometimes I call them The Kiddywinks blush)

MorningTownRide Tue 07-Oct-08 11:30:23

Well I think it's very apt.

Children are like baby goats.

Kewcumber Tue 07-Oct-08 11:30:39

are you Joyce Grenfell?

Can visualise you saying "come along children" very smartly.

jette Tue 07-Oct-08 11:30:39

I hate kiddies but kids is okay..

FabioCatello Tue 07-Oct-08 11:31:03

kids is fine
kiddies is not
kiddiwinks - punishable by death

bran Tue 07-Oct-08 11:31:03

Although YANBU to be annoyed at "Kids menu", obviously it should be "Kids' menu". wink

littlelapin Tue 07-Oct-08 11:31:19

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mabanana Tue 07-Oct-08 11:32:02

My children call their toys 'the kids' - as in 'let's take the kids in the car'.
You sound very uptight. Is this a form of snobbery?

mabanana Tue 07-Oct-08 11:32:03

My children call their toys 'the kids' - as in 'let's take the kids in the car'.
You sound very uptight. Is this a form of snobbery?

littlelapin Tue 07-Oct-08 11:32:16

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Hassled Tue 07-Oct-08 11:32:17

That's me done for then, Fabio. I'll choose stoning, if that's OK.

FabioCatello Tue 07-Oct-08 11:32:19

x posts hassled

nametaken Tue 07-Oct-08 11:32:40

How very dare you disagree with me - kick away and no I'm not 80 I'm 79 so there. grin

Just hate it. Not so much on mumsnet when we use it for brevity, but on the BBC news. It seems like they are downgrading children.

Oh my God hope no-one does a search to find out how many times I've said "kids" on mumsnet. blush

ranting Tue 07-Oct-08 11:32:52

Lol at KC 'Are you Joyce Grenfell?' comment.

LackaDAISYcal Tue 07-Oct-08 11:32:59

you can think what you like but kids they are and kids they are going to stay.

lol at DD certainly is; she eats everything in her path and creates destruction wherever she does.....and is very nosey.

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