Globally too.Perhaps of interest to Arrser's is how we speak of British sovereigns in the US. Saying the "the Queen" always indicates HM, Elizabeth by the grace of God, etc. There are other queens in the world but they are always referred to with (of Spain, Denmark, Norway,Sweden, Netherlands etc)
It was the same when I was a boy; "the King" referred to George VI, no one else. I was in kindergarten or first grade when King George passed away. I recall watching his funeral on TV at my grandfathers house (we did not have one yet). I knew we had a President, Harry Truman, but thought the King also had some role in the US also. I also recall seeing Queen Mary watching the procession from a balcony and wondering why she was not going to her son's funeral, not understanding how old and frail she was
I’m afraid that’s not true.Globally too.
There's only one navy with 'Her Majesty's Ship' in the name.
Everything else is 'His Danish Majesty's Ship' for example.
World wide Royalty is king somebody of somewhere.
There only one 'The Queen'.
And Kings and Queens of somewhere are not referred to that in their own country. Only in foreign countries like "The Queen" is referred to the "The Queen of Britain (or sometimes England)" in other countries.I’m afraid that’s not true.
That’s how British-English speaking people refer to them. For instance the Royal Norwegian Navy prefix their vessels with “KNM” which means Kongelig Norske Marine (lit. Royal Norwegian Navy in noggie).
Here's the one we have up, my 15yr old daughter did it, but had to glam it up for the kids in the street.Didn't 'get' the importance of including that reference in the speech, when 65 million people are all doing stuff to get through this.
Maybe just me being hyper- touchy about anything lbgtxyz politically correct rainbow
As in like you too, you auld sod. However that's only in body. Mentally I make five years on a good day. I have been known to struggle to reach six months on other occasions. Stay safe.Old! OLD!!! WTF do you mean old!!!
Maybe this marks the retaking of the rainbow symbol back from the ideologically possessed. We'll see.Grimaced slightly at the reference to rainbows - remainder up to the standard I have experienced all my life from the boss.
I doubt anyone's claiming it was the greatest speech in the history of the English-speaking people, rather that the mealy-mouthed vilification from one of the site's weaker intellectualI like the Queen, but was her speech really the example of oratory brilliance that some people seem to be claiming it to be?
She was doing what is expected of her and good on her for that, but I have to say that I found the content somewhat formulaic and obvious, not really anything to stir the soul. Necessary but entirely unremarkable, in my view.
I suppose that how you received it rather depends whether or not you're a monarchist diehard.
Will it stop idiots wilfully ignoring the social distancing rules? Will it discourage the selfish from hoarding? Will it give Scottish Chief Medical Officers with second homes any pause for thought? Will it shorten the duration of the pandemic by as much as a single day?
At best, it might be a shot in the arm for beleaguered healthcare workers. That, in itself, is no bad thing, but let's not lose the place completely.
Well; if your stevedores had learnt to unload tea properly, things might have been a bit different......It was the same when I was a boy; "the King" referred to George VI, no one else. I was in kindergarten or first grade when King George passed away. I recall watching his funeral on TV at my grandfathers house (we did not have one yet). I knew we had a President, Harry Truman, but thought the King also had some role in the US also.