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Titles twaddle.

June 8, 2014

Right on, Peter Goers!

I don’t always agree with your rants, but today’s Sunday Mail  offering about the ridiculous over-use of titles by jumped-up Army officers and the like is spot on.

What’s good enough for dear old Betty of Buckingham should be good enough for Private Cosgrove. Get real, mister.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Ian permalink
    June 8, 2014 10:54 am

    I don’t read the Sunday Mail.
    Please provide more of an account on the article.


  2. cllrmikehudson permalink*
    June 8, 2014 11:44 am

    The column is entitled “Alphabet soup of titles is the height of absurdity and egotism”.

    In part it says:
    “The Governor General ain’t our head of state. It costs squillions of dollars to keep a superannuated jurist, lawyer politician, priest military man or English toff in vice-regal luxury, so they can, hopefully, do nothing very well..
    “Say hello to my little friend, the new G-G. He insists on being introduced thus: ” His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retired)”.

    “His titles are ridiculous and he chooses to use them. Strictly…These nominal ornaments are absurd, pathetic and annoying”.

    etc etc etc.


  3. Charlie permalink
    June 8, 2014 7:01 pm

    And what about the esteemed Councillors and his Worship the Mayor.
    Perhaps it should be Mr Hudson rather than Councillor Hudson.
    As a church goer, I find it difficult to refer to the Mayor as His Worship.
    In capital cities it is the Lord Mayor.
    Lord knows that is wrong.


    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      June 8, 2014 11:33 pm

      Right on, Charlie… I only use Councillor when I am engaged in Council business, which I think is appropriate, as it merely describes my role. And I have no objection to the title Governor General Cosgrove. Full stop..
      And esteemed????
      Oh, and a p.s. Congratulations, you were the 1001st “comment” in my blogging career.


  4. Ian permalink
    June 10, 2014 12:05 pm

    I know that some Councillors bandy around their Councillor title (and anything else they have). I agree with Grumpy about only using it for Council business.


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