This sounds like sophistry to me.Shamelessly lifted from the internet:
[I]n ancient Greece, a "sophist" was defined as "one who had attained wisdom." Also, in ancient Greece, paid teachers were known as "sophists." They often engaged in debates using arguments that became known as "sophisms," so the use of those arguments was known as "sophistry."
16th and 17th centuries, Cambridge University assigned students to engage in debate and argument as part of their studies. However, this activity was considered too advanced for freshman students. Therefore, it was only assigned to the 3 higher class levels, which began to be called, "sophumers," "junior sophumers" and "senior sophumers." Here, the word "sophumer" meant "one who uses sophisms."
Thus, we may conclude that KT is a freshman.....