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  • ndamix
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    Originally posted by lonewolf
    In my experience, not only lawyers but apparently anyone with a university degree is/was addressed as Doctor in Germany.
    When I was stationed with Northern Command Corp of Engineers in Frankfort/Main post WWII, my German associates, mostly engineers and architects, formally addressed and introduced me as Doctor Lonewolf, even after I explained that I only had a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology/Petroleum Engineering.. or maybe they thought BS stood for Male Bovine Excrement...
    The fact you survived the rigors of Geology/Petroleum Engineering (in addition to understanding it) is enough to call anyone with that type of background "doctor".

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  • lonewolf
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    In my experience, not only lawyers but apparently anyone with a university degree is/was addressed as Doctor in Germany.
    When I was stationed with Northern Command Corp of Engineers in Frankfort/Main post WWII, my German associates, mostly engineers and architects, formally addressed and introduced me as Doctor Lonewolf, even after I explained that I only had a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology/Petroleum Engineering.. or maybe they thought BS stood for Male Bovine Excrement...

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by gh
    Of course, Primo Nebiolo used to collect those degrees like stamps and preferred to be called "Doctor."
    Wasn't he a doctor of jurisprudence? It is a custom in many European countries to address a lawyer as doctor.

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  • gh
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    Of course, Primo Nebiolo used to collect those degrees like stamps and preferred to be called "Doctor."

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by gm
    I'm just tired of blowhards of all types getting honorary degrees. You want a degree, do it the old-fashioned way...buy it off the internet.
    Doctor Honoris Causa is an old tradition of universities honoring their esteemed guests. Nobody pretends it to be a real degree like the one you buy off the Internet.

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  • gm
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    I'm just tired of blowhards of all types getting honorary degrees. You want a degree, do it the old-fashioned way...buy it off the internet.

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  • tandfman
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    I happened to catch an interesting piece on NPR yesterday about the debate going on at Notre Dame, where Obama was invited as a commencement speaker. There were those who felt that his pro-choice position on you-know-what made him an inappropriate ihonoree at a Catholic institution. Others disagreed.

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  • Marlow
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    SNL did a funny bit on Weekend Update about it.

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  • Friar
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    A dumb inexplicable decision. It will cost ASU big $$$.

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  • gh
    started a topic it's about that honorary degree...

    it's about that honorary degree...

    ... that Arizona State wouldn't give the prez.

    Jon Stewart's bit on the whole thing is, to me, priceless:

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episod ... eId=227320

    you'll note the slider bar has two interrupts; those represent commercials. The ASU thing starts right after the first of the two bars. You know, ASU, Cambridge in the desert :-)
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