[DWJ] deserved recognition

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Fri Jan 27 08:32:09 EST 2006


In <cc18559404d6a89eaf2369c2231414f2 at silverwinggraphics.com>, Otter Perry wrote:
>
>On Jan 26, 2006, at 2:51 PM, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>
>> (Knighthoods are a bit more expensive, and to get a life peerage you
>> have to have been, ooh, the Prime Minister's "secretary" at the very
>> least.  Not that I am cynical about the Honours system, you
>> understand...)
>>
>> Minnow
>
>Lawrence Olivier was a life peer, was he not?

He was perhaps slightly more important than a Prime Minister's private
secretary...  (I did say "at the very least"!)

>As for knighthoods, you need only have been _outrageously_ 
>successful.  Like Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, or Sir 
>Michael Jagger, say. 

Oh, I think those are for "services to industry", aren't they?  Exports
and that.  :-)

Minnow



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