Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for March 27, 1996
NATE: Everyone knows that your answers on a multiple-choice test can't spell out actual words! It's an unwritten rule! When I saw that my answers on the Social Studies test spelled out "BAD CAB DAD," I changed my answers to this sequence: C, B, D, A, C, D, A, B, D! That doesn't spell anything! FRANCIS: Except perhaps, "FAILURE."