Thursday, October 11, 2007

kowtowing to 'His Excellency'

I have never known a country where there are so many 'Excellencies'. Who gets this title and why? I remember a few years ago when even army officers were being addressed 'His Excellency General.......'. It is such a ridiculous title and conveys such outdated practices in government and elsewhere. What is excellent about these people (mostly men, of course)? I suppose the title is to put a barrier between them and us ordinary people.

Well you won't get me calling anybody 'Your Excellency'!! T


Blogger Hani Obaid said...

some googling yielded the following:

Honorific title used to address:
Presidents, or ambassadors, and in British commonwealth countries: Governors, High Commissioners, Secretary-Generals.

Thursday, October 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about 'His Happiness' - saadat al vazir or safeer....that is even odder !

Friday, October 12, 2007  

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