A plague of seemingly intelligent people using the word "cheep" in lieu of the word "cheap" multiple times in one single day. This occurs less then once every 100 years, but always just after a full moon, when the air is humidm and Macs have descended upon the bay.
Als are typically the root of this "-ademic," which quickly spreads to unsuspecting Tinas. From there the world is their oyster. Take precautions, as we can all fall victim.
An example of an impending cheepademic.
Question, "Will it cost more to purchase plugs instead of a toupe?"
Als answer, "No, it is cheeper."