A recent conversation with the Boy:
Me: Who's your favorite superhero, Boy?
The Boy: Batman!
Me: And who is Batman's best friend?
The Boy: Robin.
Me: And who is Batman's archenemy? Who's the villain?
The Boy: [quizzical expression]
Me: Do you know what a villain is? [I expect him to say, "a bad guy," if anything.]
The Boy: The villain is a goon, and his name is [dramatic pause] the Joker!
Super Ninja melted into a puddle of giggles. The pride that he has in his son's proper use of the word "goon" cannot be overstated.