2012-10-11 / Letters

Kiddy Porn

TO THE EDITOR: THE NORTHFIELD NEWS

I am writing in response to the article on page 3 of this week’s paper, “Local Man Charged with Kiddy Porn Possession.” I found the term “kiddy porn,” which is used twice (once in the headline), offensive. The article writes about “child pornography, commonly referred to as kiddy porn;” I don’t know anyone who commonly refers to child pornography at all, much less with a nickname. I have also never heard the term used in the media. A moniker such as this seems to make light of the serious wrongdoing described in the article, and is unprofessional at best.

I believe “kiddy” should be spelled with an “ie” at the end anyway, a moot point since you will hopefully never use this term again.

TOSSY GARRETT

Northfield

Editor’s Reply: Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat, must we be politically correct when it comes to child pornographers too?

Whether it be kiddy porn or ‘kiddie’ porn, police have referred to child pornography by this term as long as one can remember. By the way, our computer spelling tool spells it ‘kiddy’ and when one spells ‘kiddie’ you will get a prompt to spell it ‘kiddy.’ The word kiddy is defined by the dictionary as being a child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry or tyke - a young person of either sex. Have a great day!

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