How does one git one of them fancy titles in Britain - Sir, Lord, Lady, Earl?

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  1. earllogjam

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    How did Elton John become Sir Elton John? How did Sir Norman Foster turn into Lord Foster?

    Does the Queen actually still knight people? Do these folks pay thru the nose for their titles? Does it work on a quota system?

    Does anyone give a rat's ass or does it only appeal to snobs?
     
  2. ManlyBanisters

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    Donate a 7 figure sum to the Labour party and wait.
     
  3. ManlyBanisters

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    Awards for merit - or so they say.

    UK Honours System might help a little.
     
  4. Mr. Snakey

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    Well said.:tongue:
     
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    Why exactly would one want their peerage title removed?:confused:
     
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    He knelt before a queen :wink:
     
  7. earllogjam

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    Are you saying that the title "Earl Earl Logjam" would sound strange?

    I suppose it is just another reason to hate my given first name.
     
  8. earllogjam

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    You mean like in a mirror or something?
     
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    Well take your choice. There's David Furness, Charles or THE Queen :wink:
     
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    Mayhaps Sir Elton curtsied instead?

    The Queen demanded an arm and a leg from Sir Paul but she settled for just a leg instead.
     
  11. earllogjam

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    I'll take David Furness. Is he the hairy bear king? Yes, your Fur-ness.

    Who is he by the way?
     
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    Sorry Earl I got the surname wrong look here
     
  13. earllogjam

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    Paul McCartney? Geez what is this world coming to? Who's next? Tom Jones, Twiggy, Mick Jagger?
     
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    Chuck's catamite.

    If you were created an earl, Earl. You'd be known as Earl Lord Logjam and could sign all your legal documents simply, "Logjam." The exception would be if you were created Earl Someplace. In that case you'd be The Earl Someplace. This is the kind of title you want. Earl Someplaces rank higher than Earl OF Someplace. Then you would sign your legal documents, "Someplace." More confusing would be if you were royal in which case you'd just sign your documents with your first name.
     
  15. earllogjam

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    Like Madonna or Cher. :smile:
     
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    And not for the first time either !!! :biggrin1::rolleyes:
     
  17. earllogjam

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    Ahhh. Yes. But he's American no?

    So when you say THE Queen I think you mean this person...
     

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    Too right I bet it was 2nd nature :wink:
     
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    You mean Elton John is sometimes called Chuck? (I know some people call him Sharon.)
     
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    SLLAAAAP.
    (Love tap.)
    No, logjam. He's Canadian.
     
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