[LMB] Titles

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Wed Sep 14 18:37:13 BST 2011

At 09:29 AM 9/14/2011, Howard Brazee wrote:

>On Sep 13, 2011, at 5:08 PM, Peter Granzeau wrote:
>> I believe it was Henry VII who first became "Your Majesty" instead of "Your Grace".  Note that he was the first non-Plantagent Kind of England.
>I tend to laugh at such titles, especially when I look at their origins.  And especially when I look at the titles used for a "humble" position such as a church official.   "The Most Reverend" is a title?

It's an honorific, not a title.  A title would be "Bishop" or "Rector".  I don't mind honorifics in general, but I do dislike calling bible thumpers "Reverend", so essentially I agree with you.  Luckily, some denominations have other honorifics ("Pastor", for instance).

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net 

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