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12 April 2006 @ 10:11 am
I've always wanted to pull a similar stunt, but I'm afraid of the same repercussions.  
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 (roughly translated): "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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oilofjoyoilofjoy on April 12th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
haha that's very fun! =)
i like
whimsicalbeauwhimsicalbeau on April 12th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hate to burst your bubble...
But Snopes says its fake

http://www.snopes.com/college/admin/

Scroll down, you'll see it.
Suzik00kaburra on April 12th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Hate to burst your bubble...
I figured - but Daddy sent it to me so I had to post it. Because true or not, I still think it's fun.
~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on April 13th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
hah! funny, even if it is fake :P
i likes the icon!
Suzi: piranha - perfect renn. profilek00kaburra on April 13th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
It was from a great photoshoot in W last year (at least I hope it was W; my memory is awful).

<-- Here's another one from the same photo shoot.
~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on April 15th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
ooOOoOoooh... wait, so that's a real person? i thought it was a painting! o.O;
Suzi: piranha - kissing mirrors.k00kaburra on April 15th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
It was styled after a certain artist's work - a Dutch painter that I am just BLANKING on the name of - it may have been Rubens - but anyway, it was definitely a photo shoot. :)