Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)
[John Ebony's first day teaching. The students are taking turns reading from a history book]
Wittering: [faintly] hypotenuse... hypotenuse... hypotenuse
John Ebony: Who's that muttering?
Wittering: Me, sir.
Lipstrob: He can't help it, sir.
Cuthbun: He says 'hypotenuse' all the time, sir.
Ankerton: He likes the word.
Aggeridge: Mr. Pelham said he was 'hypotenus-ed' by it, sir!
John Ebony: Stop it! Very well, you've had ample warning. This form will kept in on Saturday afternoon from 2:30.
Cloistermouth: It's not a good idea, sir.
John Ebony: Why is that, Cloistermouth?
Cloistermouth: Mr. Pelham tried it once, sir.
Terhew: The week before last.
Cloistermouth: And that's why we killed him, sir.