"kid" vs. "child"

Mai Kuha mkuha at BSU.EDU
Sat Nov 23 13:15:12 UTC 2002

On 11/22/02 7:19 PM, George Thompson wrote:
> There was a catchphrase from the early 20th C: "I love my wife, but O!, you
> kid", to be addressed to a pretty girl.
I was at the grocery store yesterday and walked by two employees (both men)
chatting while stocking shelves. "She's a good kid," one of the speakers
said, then amended after a pause: "Well, I guess she's a *woman*." I suppose
"she's a good woman" wouldn't have been a possible expression of approval!

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