Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 05, 1988
Calvin: Help me figure out this homework problem, Hobbes. What's 3+8? Hobbes: Ok. Assign the answer a value of "X." "X" always mean multiply so take the numerator (that's latin for "number eighter") and put that on the other side of the equation. That leaves you with three on this side, so what tiems three equals eight? The answer, of course, is six. Calvin: Gosh, I must have done the others all wrong. Hobbes: These problems seem awfully advanced for first grade, if you ask me.