There is also an amusing urban legend
about cakes and ale
set at Oxford
, or so on) about a student who raises his hand in the middle of an exam
and says, "Sir, I request and require
cakes and ale." The professor is somewhat taken aback, and inquires what in the hell the student means. The student produces a copy of the University Regulations
, and points to a section unamended since the Middle Ages
which states that professors must provide cakes and ale upon request to their students. Somewhat grudgingly, the professor complies, and after it is determined that hamburgers and soda
are the modern equivalent, he buys the class lunch.
A week later all of the students are fined 5 pounds each for not wearing their swords to class.