Nobility Titles

wardy_uk

Active Member
what exactly comes with the title.
well apparently:

THIS HAS BEEN MY EXPERIENCE:
1. YOU CAN HAVE LORD AND LADY PUT ON ALL YOUR BANK CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS
2. WHEN BOOKING A HOTEL, MOST HOTELS WILL UPGRADE YOU TO A SUITE
3. WHEN FLYING ABROAD MOST AIRLINES WILL UPGRADE YOU TO CLUB OR FIRST CLASS
4. WHEN BOOKING A RESTAURANT, MOST RESTAURANTS WILL GIVE YOU PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND OFTEN COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS OR DESERTS
5. WHEN USING THE TITLE IN A BUSINESS CAPACITY PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT IS GENERALLY ENJOYED.
6. BANK MANAGERS TREAT YOU WITH PREFERENTIAL BENEFICIAL ADVANTAGES OFTEN UPPING YOUR CREDIT LIMITS
7. LOCAL AUTHORITIES TREAT YOU DIFFERENT, WITH MORE RESPECT AND CONSIDERATION
8. WHEN YOU COMPLAIN AS A LORD OR LADY GENERALLY THEY WILL BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO BE ACCOMMODATING
9. ON CRUISE SHIPS YOU GET TO SIT AT THE CAPTAINS TABLE
10. WHEN MAKING APPOINTMENTS AS LORD AND LADY THEY WILL ALWAYS FIT YOU IN
11. CAR HIRE COMPANIES OFTEN UPGRADE YOU TO THE BETTER CAR
12. WHEN ORDERING ANYTHING IT GENERALLY ARRIVES IN EXPRESS TIME
13. YOU CAN HAVE LORD AND LADY ON YOUR PASSPORT AND DRIVING LICENCE
14. FOR SOME STRANGE REASON PEOPLE OFTEN DO NOT CHARGE YOU FOR THINGS AS LORD AND LADY
15. AS LORD AND LADY YOU ARE INVITED TO MORE FUNCTIONS
16. ENTRE TO PRESTIGIOUS CLUBS IS MADE EASY WITH A TITLE
17. YOU CAN USE THE TITLE LORD AND LADY AT COMPANY’S HOUSE FOR LIMITED COMPANIES
18 CAR INSURANCE IS OFTEN LESS AS A LORD AND LADY (I DON’T NO WHY)
IN SHORT WHERE EVER YOU GO YOU WILL GENERALLY RECEIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT


well worth it if you ask me.. now, where's my cheque book.... ;)
 

winjim

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I have a colleague who apparently has a Ladyship of somewhere or other that she bought off the internet. She has some land on the moon and other such silliness as well. She knows it's all just a bit of fun though and didn't pay two grand for it :eek:.

I "own" a square foot of Islay at the Laphraoig distillery but the ferry costs more than the "ground rent" is worth so it's not worth going over to collect :laugh:.
 

vernon

Harder than Ronnie Pickering
Location
Meanwood, Leeds
A former colleague of mine was known as Dr ****** ******. Name redacted. All his mail arrived with Dr as his honorific title, his driving license had Dr on it too. He attended high powered educational conferences and obtained a post at a top boys private school in London where he taught very successfully and obtained outstanding examination results for his students. He could be arrogant and aloof and he got his come uppance when his head of department got fed up with being belittled and undermined tah he resorted to doing some digging into my ex-colleague's past. His claimed PhD was non-existent neither was one of his two claimed Masters degrees.

A quiet word in the head's office ensued and my ex-colleague departed forthwith with two references: One that was fully supportive of his excellence at teaching mathematics in a state school and the other, totally damming of his ability to teach in the private sector.
 

vernon

Harder than Ronnie Pickering
Location
Meanwood, Leeds
On the snobbery value, I wrong footed a pompous snooty deputy head teacher that I had the great misfortune of having to tolerate for six or seven years. He was an Oxford graduate and rejected the buying of the MA as was his right and pompously dismissed it as a frippery and bauble that no self respecting socialist should boast of having. I was doing a part time PhD at the time and he approached me:

Snooty deputy: "Vernon, when you get your PhD, will you be known as Mr. Vernon Levy, PhD or Dr. Vernon Levy?
Me: "Nether of those"
Snooty deputy: "What do you mean neither of those?"
Me: "I'm going to use the doctor title but I'm going to change my name too"
Snooty deputy: "Change your name? What to?"
Me: "Zhivago"
Snooty deputy: Exits coughing and spluttering

Sadly I never went on to complete the PhD - I was too dedicated to mischief and philandering and too unwilling to watch my supervisor present my research as his own for me to continue but my colleagues were up for paying for my change of name by deed poll had I got the PhD. I'd have done it too.
 

stephec

Legendary Member
Location
Bolton
On the snobbery value, I wrong footed a pompous snooty deputy head teacher that I had the great misfortune of having to tolerate for six or seven years. He was an Oxford graduate and rejected the buying of the MA as was his right and pompously dismissed it as a frippery and bauble that no self respecting socialist should boast of having. I was doing a part time PhD at the time and he approached me:

Snooty deputy: "Vernon, when you get your PhD, will you be known as Mr. Vernon Levy, PhD or Dr. Vernon Levy?
Me: "Nether of those"
Snooty deputy: "What do you mean neither of those?"
Me: "I'm going to use the doctor title but I'm going to change my name too"
Snooty deputy: "Change your name? What to?"
Me: "Zhivago"
Snooty deputy: Exits coughing and spluttering

Sadly I never went on to complete the PhD - I was too dedicated to mischief and philandering and too unwilling to watch my supervisor present my research as his own for me to continue but my colleagues were up for paying for my change of name by deed poll had I got the PhD. I'd have done it too.
You'd never have got away with it, you look nothing like Omar Shariff. :smile:
 
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