Why are elderly people often called "old people" but children are never called "new people"?

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ANSWER #1 of 4

Children are called young people, little ones, youth, theres really a lot that children are called.


ANSWER #2 of 4

The best thing I've heard children called is "teacup Humans". (True Blood)

Though new is the opposite as old when it comes to a material object, young is the opposite of old when referring to a person.

Can older people (after 40) have children?

ANSWER #3 of 4

Because it sounds ridiculous and they're not "new", newborn are "new people" children arent.

How advertisements affect children?
ANSWER #4 of 4

Because most people don`t think of them as " new " people , they call them younger people.

How children develop and schools?

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