It has since surfaced in a number of humor books and folklore collections, and now the Internet is breathing new life into it by circulating it as a “true story.” (No one is quite sure why identifying it as such would be deemed to increase the enjoyment factor, but this has become a common enough claim to make about various bits of ancient lore now being shunted about in cyberspace.) The phrasing of the second example showcased above provides clues as to how we’re supposed to view this particular chapter in the eternal struggle between student and professor — we’re supposed to applaud the brilliance of the essay the “smiling” student used to put into his place the snooty professor who by addressing his charges “coldly” had implied the assigned task was at the limit of their capabilities.
College lore is replete with wish fulfillment legends in which clever students one-up their instructors by taking advantage of semantic ambiguities in the instructions given to them.
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The guide said the pub remained unspoiled "in the face of an ever-gentrifying industry".
The main pub interior remains very traditional, although landlord Vito Logozzi recently added a mini-museum in a new sideroom, to showcase his collection of motorbikes and motoring memorabilia, and he and his wife Abbie brew in an outbuilding, with their own beers always included among a wide range on the bar.
Writing about the pub, the Swaday's authors wrote: "In the middle of a village of whitewashed cottages, in yet-to-be-discovered 'Hockneyshire', is a simple red brick pub.
Just as spoken words only hang in the air long enough for ears to hear them, these images last just long enough to be seen (or more accurately, for 24 hours) and then they disappear.
Navigating the app also works a little differently here.