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 Ate.
Proctor: Sorry, no.
Student: Sir, I really must insist. I request and require
that you bring me Cases 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 , and pointed to the section
which read (rough translation from the Latins
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.