Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)
Tom Owen: Cuthbun
[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.