A match took place recently in Oxford between a local amateur team and a side
made up of university tutors and professors. Before the match the two captains
faced each other while the referee flipped the coin to decide who would have choice
The local team won the toss and, as the captain shook hands with his opposite
number, he said sportingly,
'May the best team win!'
The university captain, a professor of English, replied, `You mean, may the
better team win!'