[Ads-l] Kid's gloves

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 28 15:23:49 UTC 2021

Maybe it’s taboo avoidance. If someone knows that kid gloves are made from kids but are unfamiliar with the baby goat reference for “kid”, it’s safer to interpret it as a goal (as in “baby shoes”) than a source (as in “alligator shoes”). 


> On Oct 28, 2021, at 9:09 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Dave Wilton wrote:
>> Correspondent Kate Riga of Talking Point's Memo spoke of senators
>> treating Joe Manchin with "kid's gloves" on this week's Josh Marshall Podcast.
>> I guess we're now several generations removed from understanding
>> what kid gloves are made of.
> There are some threads about "kid gloves" in the eggcorns forum. A
> letter published in "The New York Times" in 2009 used "kid's gloves".
> Here are some of the mentioned variants.
> kid's gloves
> kit gloves
> kiddy gloves
> kitten gloves
> kind gloves
> https://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3508
> http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1413
> Garson
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