Biddle and Payne, two elderly English professors, were having lunch in the cafeteria.
During the course of the conversation, Biddle said, "A student gave me a peculiar answer in class today.
I asked who wrote the Merchant of Venice and a sophomore said, "Please, sir, it wasn't me!" "Ha, ha!" laughed Payne.
"And I suppose the little snot had done it all along!"