Somebody emailed me and took issue with my whole boy denouncement and wanted to know if it was a universal thing or what. Just so I am not biting off the head of EVERYONE here, I will permit occasional, conversational use of the “b” word. Chronic usage of “Boy” for purposes of narrative continuity is still frowned upon. Or is petulantly stomped upon. Or has eyes rolled at it. Okay, mostly that last one.