He hurried the phrase ‘educated at Oxford,’ or swallowed it, or choked on it, as though it had bothered him now. And with this doubt, his whole statement fell to pieces, and I wondered if there wasn’t something a little sinister about him, after all.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 4. Nick notices Gatsby seeming to choke on the words ‘educated at Oxford’, making him suspicious of him, as if Gatsby is telling a lie. It turns out Gatsby did attend Oxford, but only for five months before dropping out.