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Cakes & Ale ....

Good gentles,

	This was sent to me today by a friend at work.  Dunno if it be true, 
but it provided a most amusing giggle .... and we've been too quiet lately!  
Ought not taverns to be rowdy?  Or--something?  :-)


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The story goes that one day during an examination at Cambridge University,
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 though, the student was fined five pounds for not
wearing a sword to the examination. 


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Sharon Henderson       |     An open mind is one thing; letting geese
sharon@intercon.com    |        run around in there is quite another.