[LINK] Optus signup form - Popes need not apply
stil at stilgherrian.com
Wed Mar 11 06:56:27 EST 2009
On 10/03/2009, at 11:15 PM, Ash Nallawalla wrote:
> Someone at Optus is having a lend of us, I think. What do you make
> of the
> random titles Optus has chosen - some religious ones, some military
> one called "The" (wonder that that is)? RAAFies and Popes need not
"Maj" but no "Gen"? Gosh.
I have a theory about the "The" as a title. Some years ago, someone
with an even sillier concept of naming than me changed his name to
"Mouse" -- just a single given name with no surname. He complained
when people insisted on a compulsory "Title" field in their database,
saying that "Mr Mouse" would be "silly". His "solution" was to insist
on the title "The".
Mind you, ALL of the titles are a rather quaint piece of Victoriana, no?
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