May 22, 2012

Shooting Down 'Baby'

It's one of the things I've never really made explicit, mostly because I just hoped the language shift would catch on, or at least be noticed, even unconsciously, by people visiting the site.

But I hate the use of the term "baby" without an article so much it hurts. It's one of the tiniest, yet most annoying things about the Baby Industrial Complex and its historical focus on speaking almost exclusively to moms.

And so from the very beginning, I've never used that construct on Daddy Types. And it's why I almost always use "kid" or "kid" instead. Obviously, I'm resigned to the fact that "baby" has not been smothered in its syntactical crib. Yet.

2 Comments

Thank you thank you thank you! I thought I was the only one crazy (and anal enough) to hate "baby" as surrogate for a name.

You validate me, Daddy Types.

it's always somethin'.

any benefit from the demise of 'baby' is already washed out by 'mompreneur' and 'sponsored gender reveal party tweetup'

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