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Old 12-18-12, 19:53
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I can not speak for the Netherlands but in Britain it is an honour which is considered very prestigious...

It would be a shame imo to call Wiggins a "sir", but then again Sir Chris is doing pretty well with his one by his name..
it's also considered an honor in the netherlands. that doesn't mean it isn't utter backwards crap, that belongs in the dark ages.
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Old 12-18-12, 19:56
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Oh so people actually do that, I was wondering about that! Mad respect for Danny Boyle
people do that everywhere. it's just not in the news often, because they rather show people kissing ***
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Old 12-18-12, 20:01
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Lol, I don't watch X Factor and I have long grown tired of celebrity rubbish. I have not followed all that for a while.
I would not consider someone who presents foodball highlights for 30 years to be the creme de la creme of society.

You may claim not to care about celebrities, but it is celebrities that are given it, and this discussion is essentially a discussion about celebrities, and you take the side that they should be distinguished for their celebrity status.

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There may be some people who either have not grown up in England and do not really relate to its history and culture or people who are cynics and understandably are unimpressed by some people who have received the honour
I can relate to England's history pretty well thank you very much, but when i look at the people who are given a knighthood these days, i can see that it has lost all its glamour and is now just bull****.
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Old 12-18-12, 20:08
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Ehhhr
Jimmy Saville
Fred Goodwin

Although to be fair I think they stripped Goodwin's off him, but there's a lt of those sort of characters made knights etc.
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I can relate to England's history pretty well thank you very much, but when i look at the people who are given a knighthood these days, i can see that it has lost all its glamour and is now just bull****.
If you click on the link I linked to, and looked at the first two pages of honours which are for the knighthood you will see that the majority (if any?) are not celebrities.

There may be a few who are not, but they are anomalies not the general trend.
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Old 12-18-12, 21:51
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I can not speak for the Netherlands but in Britain it is an honour which is considered very prestigious...
What about Belgium? Isn't Eddy Merckx a baron?
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Old 12-18-12, 22:07
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What about Belgium? Isn't Eddy Merckx a baron?
He is, but 90% of the Belgians either don't know or don't care. And no one ever calls him by his title.
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He is, but 90% of the Belgians either don't know or don't care. And no one ever calls him by his title.
Indeed lol I didn't know it but i'm not surprised though
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Old 12-19-12, 09:04
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If Wiggins is offered it, he should turn it down.
Doesn't suit his image.
He's a class, confident act these days: see him playing guitar at SPOTY after show party?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-...ality/20767828

Style and class and personality in shovelfuls: I think that confidence will show in his performances next year.
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If Wiggins is offered it, he should turn it down.
Doesn't suit his image.
He's a class, confident act these days: see him playing guitar at SPOTY after show party?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-...ality/20767828

Style and class and personality in shovelfuls: I think that confidence will show in his performances next year.
Wow that is Not Entertainment!! Yikes the singer really stinks

As much as I dislike him Wiggo looked good though....
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Old 12-19-12, 13:19
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Stay on topic, please.

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