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    Quote Originally Posted by allykat111 View Post
    Because technically a "kid" is a immature goat.
    As is the term b!tch is a female dog.
    Aah ok so we're only allowed to use technically correct terms now when using the English language. Noted

    Well my 2 and 4 year olds are incredibly stubborn, eat everything in front of them and don't or rarely listen.

    So I'm thinking baby goat is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Aah ok so we're only allowed to use technically correct terms now when using the English language. Noted

    Well my 2 and 4 year olds are incredibly stubborn, eat everything in front of them and don't or rarely listen.

    So I'm thinking baby goat is fine.
    I don't think anyone is telling anyone what term they are "allowed" to use. I think people are just saying what they think of certain terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allykat111 View Post
    Because technically a "kid" is a immature goat.
    As is the term b!tch is a female dog.
    Geez - whoops! I always call my toddler my 'kid/kiddo' - for me its not impersonal at all! It is just another name I use. I feel strange and formal when I say 'son' and use it in formal settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Geez - whoops! I always call my toddler my 'kid/kiddo' - for me its not impersonal at all! It is just another name I use. I feel strange and formal when I say 'son' and use it in formal settings.
    I'm the op and i personally think kid is fine. There is nothing derogatory about using 'kid'. I WISH the woman that i know who regularly refers to her daughter as "you cheeky little b**ch" would use the word 'kid' instead!

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    But don't most people have little things that they don't like but they can't really explain why/it's not always rational?

    My mum gets twitchy when I call DS 'little man' but I think it's adorable FOB calls him 'peas' and DS calls him 'corn' which I despise but it's their own little thing! Each to their own I reckon.

    B!tch, on the other hand 😳

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    I would never refer to my dd, or any other little girl, as a b*tch. That is disgusting. I don't often swear in general though, so it's not a word I often use.

    My old uni lecturer and placement coordinator (for speech pathology) drilled it in to us not to use the word 'kid' while on prac or in front of parents. It was one thing she truly despised. For that reason I just don't use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candiceo View Post
    I'm the op and i personally think kid is fine. There is nothing derogatory about using 'kid'. I WISH the woman that i know who regularly refers to her daughter as "you cheeky little b**ch" would use the word 'kid' instead!
    I totally forgot that I was also going to say that I find calling your kid b!tch is not something I like. Its an insult to a woman so I see it the same as if you say it about/to a child.

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    I often refer to DS as "the boy" I wonder what people think of that? As for Bish, bogan as.

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    DS is boy, the boy, kid, kiddo, his name, various nicknames - and I don't find a single one impersonal or lacking sincerity.

    B!tch is revolting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    I don't like it either. Something else that annoys me is referring to a child as a kid. Eg "I have to go pick up my kid" rather than "I have to go and pick up my daughter". A girlfriend of a friend of ours used to refer to her daughter as kid all the time, it always sounded as though her daughter was an inconvenience.
    what about multiple ''kids''? same reasoning? i can't imagine people would say ''i'm going to pick up my 2 sons, my 3 daughters and baby''.

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