Hats Off wrote:I catch myself using words like "kids" and "cool" occasionally, but have also been known to advise against those terms. I don't understand why we would want or need to adopt this kind of language.
For many people, this kind of language is adopted by their parents before their time, so there is no adopting.
For others, it feels awkward to use terms that general society is not using so they adopt what general society does.
For a small minority, just because everyone else does it that way doesn't mean they have to. Consider Max Lucado's book, "If only I had a green nose."
(These folks are referred to variously as conservative, old order, Luddite, old-fashioned, out-of-date, behind-the-times, etc.)