Refusal to answer a student who disrupts class with constant questioning of the professor, especially when that questioning is insufficiently deferential (deviant tonalizations, vide parody), rational (emotional and personal thinking, vide anger, crying, personalism), transcendental (contextual and connective thinking, vide casuistry, connectivitis, critical thinking, divergent interpretations), or academic (attachment to inappropriate cultural expressions, vide Bibleism, ethnic loyalism, inappropriate authorities, masscultural loyalism). Most effective when staged as an inability to see or hear the questioner, for example by exaggeratedly scanning across the room in search of a student with a question while pointedly ignoring the single waving hand.

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Copyright 1992 Doug Robinson and Bill Kaul