"I couldn't afford to learn it," said the Mock Turtle with a sigh. "I only took the regular course."
"What was that?" inquired Alice.
"Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with," the Mock Turtle replied; "and then the different branches of Arithmetic--Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."
"I never heard of 'Uglification,'" Alice ventured to say.
Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) 1832–1898, British author, mathematician, clergyman. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, chapter. IX,