The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4055847
Posted By: leeneia
29-May-20 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I've just been wasting time on YouTube, and it has reminded me of something that always irritates me: when adults adopting a foreign child refer to it as Gotcha Day.

To me, there's something predatory about it. I picture a harrier's bloodthirsty swoop onto a hapless chipmunk. Will the child have any individuality left after this family engulfs it?