Friday, March 02, 2007

Knight times

Listen, just a quick observation on how things change down the years. (If you're of a Republican bent, forego the urge to score political and cultural points - please).

In the 70s and 80s British honorary titles were used only in conjunction with the most high-fallutin' - often ridiculous - names like Sir Marmaduke and Sir St John [sinjin]. Now, call me a snob, but Sir Terry, Sir Mick, Sir Bob and Sir Elton sound more like children's cartoon characters than knights of the realm. After all, would you follow a Sir Mick into battle or bend the knee for a Sir Elton?

You know what they say: if you want to see the future, look to the past.
Will this trend continue? Will we spend our twilight years, if God spares us, hearing TV reports on Sir Bono (assuming he has, or takes, UK citizenship) or, heaven forbid, Sir Snoop Dog?

Maybe "Sir Marmaduke" wasn't so bad after all. Have a good weekend.


At 3:20 p.m., Anonymous Tony said...

Aye BU, it helps to know yir place. But beggin sir's pardon, permission to go and shoot myself;¬)

At 1:37 p.m., Anonymous levee said...

John: I'd be loathe to bend anything for Sir Elton, thanks very much. And by the way - it's Snoop Dogg (with two g's). Get it right next time homie!

At 5:32 p.m., Blogger B.U. said...

Levee, I'm really getting out of touch. (Are 'Yes' still in the charts, BTW?)


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