"kid" vs. "child"

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sat Nov 23 19:47:16 UTC 2002

On Sat, 23 Nov 2002, Mai Kuha wrote:

#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!

And the speaker presumably thought "kid" was condescending i/t/o age.

-- Mark M.

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