Shouldn't we say "children" instead of "kids"?

Bucharest, Romania
November 21, 2015 11:55am CST
A kid is the offspring of a goat but people nowadays are using it to also mean the offspring of humans. Wouldn't it be better if we would just call them "children" instead of "kids"?
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@Namelesss (1249)
• United States
21 Nov 15
Young people grow up to be adults eventually turning into old goats. I think the term 'kid' is forward thinking at its best.
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• Bucharest, Romania
21 Nov 15
OMG. Look who is here on my post. Hi, Elaine.
• United States
21 Nov 15
I can't stop laughing - I love your comment!
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• United States
21 Nov 15
That's pretty funny, I never looked at it that way before, but it's very true.
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@Trensue (5247)
• United States
21 Nov 15
I am okay with either. Children seems a little more formal. Where I am there are not many goats. It is slang, but I am okay with it as long as it is used in love.
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@Missmwngi (9583)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Nov 15
I agree children kind of sound formal lol
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• Bucharest, Romania
21 Nov 15
ok
@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Nov 15
Every language has slang terms. Aren't there any in your language? If you don't like "kids", you can say "children". We will all understand you.
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• Bucharest, Romania
21 Nov 15
I do say children instead of kids. I am aware that you do understand me. I think there are some slang in my language too. Maybe I shall make a post about that.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
21 Nov 15
That is my pet hate, I reserve the term kids for the baby goats.
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• Bucharest, Romania
21 Nov 15
Oh, you are back too. I remember you from Bubblews. Mylot continues to surprise me every day
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
21 Nov 15
@Cristi_Ichim I rarely have time to visit though as write full time for a living now.
@esfes025 (435)
• Elkhart, Indiana
21 Nov 15
Would like to see some more arguments from you on this subject.
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• Bucharest, Romania
21 Nov 15
why is that?
@esfes025 (435)
• Elkhart, Indiana
21 Nov 15
@Cristi_Ichim you make a statement and I would like to read more thats why.
• United States
21 Nov 15
Never having had 'kids' I don't care one way or another.
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• Bucharest, Romania
21 Nov 15
Ok. That is your choice and we respect it
@MALUSE (37875)
• Germany
21 Nov 15
I don't like the term 'kid', either. But then we're foreigners and if we want to talk and write like native speakers do, we must go with the flow.
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• Bucharest, Romania
21 Nov 15
I understand.
@Missmwngi (9583)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Nov 15
Well i guess things are as we make them to be,nowadays kids is common
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• Bucharest, Romania
21 Nov 15
pretty much, yeah
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@youless (90154)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Nov 15
English is my foreign language for me. So what I said may not be correct, it is my opinion only. I think kids and children mean the same. But kids is more like a spoken English and children looks to be much more formal.
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@dpk262006 (56108)
• Delhi, India
22 Nov 15
I think many new words become part of English language and that is why English is the most common language for communication across the world. Any word which is understandable could be used be it kid or children or colts.
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@dorianna (512)
• United States
21 Nov 15
Since the term kid is so widely used and has been for as long as I can remember (and I am not a spring chicken) it would be acceptable. Throughout history, words have been adopted because of its continual use and become part of the language and are then included in the dictionaries. Many words in most language originate in this way. According to dictionary.com kid is an informal term for a child or young person, therefore making it correct and appropriate to use.
Kid definition, Informal. a child or young person. See more.
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
22 Nov 15
@Cristi_Ichim,I don't think there's any difference between a kid and a child.It's your child what you call them.