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Re: Knights and Dames

Post by Lee on Wed 26 Mar 2014, 4:59 pm

Agree generally with you about who should get recognised.
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Re: Knights and Dames

Post by UncleHuey on Thu 27 Mar 2014, 1:32 pm

Some people do have honorifics already - "the Right Honourable" etc. If we agree that the Fred Hollows and Fiona Stanley's also deserve an honorific then what shall we use? Sir and Dame have the advantage of being recognisable for what they are although they have imperial legacies. "Sir Fred Hollows" sounds a bit better then "Fred Hollows ey-oh" IMO.

Could be The *** Fred Hollows, just what do we use? Eminent is taken by cardinals, Honourable is used by politicians (which is somewhat ironic considering their conduct).
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Post by Lee on Thu 27 Mar 2014, 3:08 pm

As a general principle, I'm against people having to be referred to by honorific titles.

I know there are reasonable exceptions, but adding to them with Australian bunyip aristocracy Sirs and Dames is, IMO, laughable.

Whatever happened to the good old Australian dislike of pomposity, class system and over-reach?
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