The Rigid College Professor


A college professor, who was very rigid to grammar, suspecting that a surreptitious game of cards was going on in one of the college rooms, knocked at the door.

“Who’s there?” was the response.

“It’s me — Professor Simpson,” was the reply.

“You lie!” roared one of the students. “Professor Simpson never’d say ‘It’s me!’  He’d say ‘It is I;’ so you be off, or I’ll break your head!”

The professor knew the boys had him, and quietly left.

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) Oct 26, 1876

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