Whilst watching The Big Bang Theory (S04E11, ~06:45 in, where Howard and Stuart are talking in the Comic Book Store about Zack), I heard the following exchange:
— Is that sarcasm?
— No, it’s an enditement of the American education system.
The two characters involved are talking about a third character (who is present) who is being perceived as “stupid”.
When I heard the word enditement I imagined it as a synonym of “example”, but I cannot find a definition of a similar-sounding word that fits into the context described.
Can anyone provide the correct spelling/definition of this word?
The word is indictment, but pronounced as you spell it. The meaning is “a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.”
By “How I met Your Mother”, did you mean “The Big Bang Theory”? Howard, Stuart and Zack are characters in Big Bang, but not in HIMYM as far as I’m aware.