I was stopped on the street this afternoon and asked if I’d answer a question for CNN. Then the mike was in my face and the camera was focused on me.
“What is jerrymandering?”
I told him the answer.
“Where did the word come from?”
I told him part of the answer; he told me the part I didn’t know.
Then they asked my name (and its spelling).
I told them if they wanted “silliness”, they should avoid asking a teacher… ’cause a teacher would know the correct answer.