I was armed to the teeth with a pitiful little smith & wesson's seven-shooter, which carried a ball like a homopathic pill, and it took the whole seven to make a dose for an adult. But i thought it was grand. It appeared to me to be a dangerous weapon. It had only one fault - you could not hit anything with it.
Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. to be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.