proper terminology

Can we agree in our dialogues to refer only to younger than 18 as “child”, as in adolescent or younger? There’s been common enough usage of the term “child” in referring even to adults as “children”. It’s muddling the integrity of understanding and confusing those of us who are adults. Because of this it’s becoming unclear who is being talked about in criticisms. Generally “senior” is the term for 65 and older, “teen” for 18 and younger, and everything in between, “adult”. Sure seniors are adults too, which is why we they qualify being called adult too, but not too often are they referred to in a disparaging manner by calling them the name “senior”. That could change too, if “child” refers to anyone younger than 65. Just sayin’.

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