credit = 'to grade as correct'; input = 'to provide, as in writing; fill in a blank with'

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 27 16:51:28 UTC 2014

On Jan 27, 2014, at 10:58 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

>> The ACLU claims that the credited answer for the question is the word
> “LORD.” When the Buddhist student didn’t input that answer, Roark allegedly
> made fun of him in front of the entire class.<
> I have to assume that "comically unconstitutional" is simply an blunder for
> "chronically," but since the news item is illustrated with a cartoon of a
> fellow who might be Jesus (or Moses or Cicero or Petronius Arbiter), I
> can't be certain.
I'm guessing it's the latter, i.e. an intentional pun rather than a malapropism.


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