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Written by Cosma Papouis   
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:17

Cakes & Ale

Here is a true story someone found regarding exams at Cambridge
University. It seems that during an examination one day a bright young
student popped up and asked the proctor to bring him Cakes and Ale.
The following dialog ensued:

Proctor: I beg your pardon?

Student: Sir, I request that you bring me Cakes and Ale.

Proctor: Sorry, no.

Student: Sir, I really must insist. I request and require that you
bring me Cakes and Ale.

At this point, the student produced a copy of the four hundred year
old Laws of Cambridge, written in Latin and still nominally in effect,
and pointed to the section which read (rough translation from the
Latin):

"Gentlemen sitting examinations may request and require Cakes and Ale.''

Pepsi and hamburgers were judged the modern equivalent, and the
student sat there, writing his examination and happily slurping away.

Three weeks later the student was fined five pounds for not wearing a
sword to the examination.

 

 

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