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

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 27 17:44:13 UTC 2014

I don't think it's even an intentional pun -- just an attempt at humor...


On 1/27/2014 11:51 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> 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.
> LH
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