September 1, 2006  

We’ve been very careful every time we have to renorm it. You have to renorm over time.”

In the 1970s, when the military’s aptitude test was “misnormed,” Chu warns it “almost cost the volunteer force its future in this country.” When you’re not getting the answers you want, it’s a problem. We would have liked to “renorm” our past grade-point averages — and our current credit scores.

Send nonword nominations to Bradley Peniston at bradp@atpco.com.