To the Editor.—

As defined in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1979): Kid (kid) n. 1. A young goat. 2. Leather made from the skin of a young goat. 3. Slang. a. A child. b. A young person. -adj. 1. Made of kid. 2. Informal. Younger: My kid brother. -tr. Informal. 1. To mock playfully; to tease. 2. To deceive in fun; to fool. English kide, kyde from Old Norse kidh, young goat.

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