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    Steve;

    You are right, but..

    I think the members at Harrow may have done it out of respect, and in Rochester it was not used at all except in a friendly environment where we were congratulating him. That may even have been the case at Harrow. IDK.

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    As if it would somehow be possible to prohibit addressing someone as "sir", or being addressed as "sir"?

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    I suppose it's forbidden to be used in an official sense, like how they wont let me hand out business cards with "Doctor" on them. Oddly, one of my friends is officially a Countess, however that works, but I'm not sure what perks that comes with.

    But congratulations are certainly in order, and I'm glad this sort of thing is recognised.
    The Analogue Laboratory, or 'so you built a darkroom in an old factory in the industrial zone'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Well, in addition to those 3, who were all from the Harrow labs, one American recieved a similar award (not sure which one), but he is not allowed to use it in the US.

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    Once we have rescinded the Declaration of Independence that will change.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    Once we have rescinded the Declaration of Independence that will change.
    You still live in hope?

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    It seems (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandev...-2009-12-48-11) that he obtained his degree in physics at Imperial in 1943: slap-bang in the middle of WWII. Probably has some stories to tell on that subject alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    Once we have rescinded the Declaration of Independence that will change.
    Andy;

    If history had not unfolded the way it did, the world would be a drastically different place. Probably a lot worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Andy;

    If history had not unfolded the way it did, the world would be a drastically different place. Probably a lot worse.

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    In your opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Touchy aren't we now? Toss a grenade and then not like the response. Tsk. Tsk.

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    I post a light-hearted response, clearly indicated with a smiley, you and Ron have a sense of humour failure, and you reckon I'm the touchy one?!! It isn't me who is touchy. Seems like maybe I hit a nerve and some of you are longing for a return to the mother country. Just imagine it, you could be all grown up and civilised like us, Canada and Australia.
    Last edited by Andy K; 08-07-2009 at 12:01 PM. Click to view previous post history.


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    Andy;

    I am not touchy about this at all. I think it deserves a laugh. Thats about it. But then what I said is true, nevertheless. You don't make major changes in history without severe side effects. I don't hear anyone weeping over the revolution and us winning our freedom from George III and his government! On the contrary.

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