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Why are goat's babies called 'kids'?



 
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Why are goat's babies called 'kids'? #1 (permalink) Fri Jul 24, 2009 23:09 pm   Why are goat's babies called 'kids'?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #131 "Real Life: Farm Animals (1)", question 8

Goats produce milk for their babies that are called ..........

(a) calves
(b) kids
(c) lambs

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #131 "Real Life: Farm Animals (1)", answer 8

Goats produce milk for their babies that are called kids.

Correct answer: (b) kids

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Why are goat's babies called 'kids'? #2 (permalink) Sat Jul 25, 2009 0:28 am   Why are goat's babies called 'kids'?
 

Kid: c.1200, "the young of a goat," from O.N. kiš "young goat," from P.Gmc. *kišjom (cf. Ger. kitz). Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1599, established in informal usage by 1840s.
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Why are goat's babies called 'kids'? #3 (permalink) Sat Jul 25, 2009 19:36 pm   Why are goat's babies called 'kids'?
 

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Why are goat's babies called 'kids'? #4 (permalink) Tue Apr 24, 2012 22:03 pm   Why are goat's babies called 'kids'?
 

I have done the test three times thinking I was making a mistake. It is true that goat babies are called Kids????
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Why are goat's babies called 'kids'? #5 (permalink) Tue Apr 24, 2012 23:11 pm   Why are goat's babies called 'kids'?
 

Yes, that's true... and they were called 'kids' long before children and young people were called 'kids'. In fact, that's where the name originated.
My mother would never allow me to refer to children as 'kids'. I still don't.
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goats babies are called kids #6 (permalink) Wed Apr 25, 2012 14:08 pm   goats babies are called kids
 

Beeesneees wrote:
Yes, that's true... and they were called 'kids' long before children and young people were called 'kids'. In fact, that's where the name originated.
My mother would never allow me to refer to children as 'kids'. I still don't.

Wow, thanks for your information.
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