Education: Yanks at Cambridge

Yanls at Cambridge

It was well past curfew when a Cambridge University proctor, making his dignified, unhurried rounds in search of undergraduate truants, spotted two G.I.s emerging from a pub. The "bullers" (proctor's legmen) got set to grab their silk hats* and give chase. But the Americans held their ground. When he was close enough to speak without raising his voice, the proctor tipped his .mortarboard in greeting and put the traditional progging question: "Sir, are you a member of the University?" One of the G.I.s nudged his companion and demanded loudly, beerily, and in approximately these words: "Say, Eddie, who the...

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