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

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jan 27 19:04:24 UTC 2014

At 1/27/2014 12:44 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>I don't think it's even an intentional pun -- just an attempt at humor...

The quoted test question does appear humorous, albeit disturbing
:  "ISN'T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS

(I suppose the answer "process of evolution" would not be credited.)


>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
>>The American Dialect Society -
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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