Sheldon annoys Howard and Raj at work, and they send him away. Sheldon doesn’t fully understand why.
Howard: Sheldon, there’s a diploma in my office that says I have a master’s in engineering.
Sheldon: And you also have a note from your mother that says I love you, Bubele. But neither of those is a cogent argument for titanium over nanotubes.
Howard: Go away.
Sheldon: Did Leonard tell you to say that?
Howard: No, I thought of it all by myself.
Sheldon: Huh. It can’t be a coincidence. There must be some causal link I’m missing.
Scene: Raj is exiting his office.
Raj: Go away. (Sheldon exits)
Sheldon: Curiouser and curiouser.
diploma = a document given by a college or university to show that you have passed a particular exam or finished your studies
master’s / Master of Arts = an advanced college or university degree in a particular subject such as engineering
engineering = Engineering is the work involved in designing and constructing engines and machinery.
Bubele = a Yiddish word meaning “little one”
cogent = A cogent argument is clearly expressed and persuades people to believe it.
nanotube = a tubular molecule composed of a large number of carbon atoms
coincidence = an occasion when two or more similar things happen at the same time
causal = a link between two things in which one causes the other
curiouser and curiouser = stranger and stranger (first used in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland; strictly speaking, this term is not grammatically correct)
(definitions partly taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)
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