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09:46 UK time, Friday, 18 May 2012

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Paper Monitor was entertained enough by a prank by Oxford University students at Brasenose College - which saw laminated notices warning students to stop eating breakfast in pyjamas put up around the premises - earlier in the week to make it the quote of the day. The sign read:

There is a clear distinction between night wear (private) and day wear (public). I trust that this slovenly practice will cease forthwith.

So it is delighted to see that Daily Telegraph readers have given us an opportunity to take a second bite of the cherry.

In its Letters to the Editor page, the aptly named Chris Cherry, from Longdon, Staffordshire says:

Sir - I admit that, on occasion, I take breakfast in my pyjamas. However, to avoid startling my wife of some 42 years, I do wear a dressing gown and a cravat.

Meanwhile another Telegraph reader, Penelope Nicholls, from London N1, reminisces about the good old days.

Sir - One of the joys of life in an all-female Oxford College in the Seventies was the chance to come down to breakfast in one's night attire.

However, the term "slovenly" could never have been applied; I still remember a student wearing a pale pink crocheted matinee coat with a marabou feather edging.

Now there is no suggestion Paper Monitor has turned up to work in its pyjamas, but as it sips its coffee and butters its toast, it can't help but feel slightly underdressed.

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