Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
Last year, I wrote on the challenge I face being both an English teacher/grammar stickler and a parent of teenagers. I feel an obligation, as all parents should, to help my children communicate well — to avoid the likes and ums and pronoun case errors that so abound in teenage conversation. But I also want my kids to know their dad listens to what they say, not just how they say it.
Two different friends posted this comic on my Facebook wall this week. Couldn’t resist sharing.