In response to Dave Kalosky’s letter and his trivial pet peeve of the use of the word “kid” to refer to children: Relax, Mr. Kalosky. While your arguments about the misuse of the word may carry weight, you should realize that the English language is transformative and changes come as time passes. New words are added, others become antiquated, and others morph with usage and definition. Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary reflects this change: “3: a young person: child.”

Tom Mixson

Retired Transport Driver

Baton Rouge