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Old 10-18-2006, 04:17 PM
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I agree with you Jo, that formalities and other rules are very important for the education of our children.
But i think, to call someone´sie ´or ´du´in german, is not to compare with the english´Sir´. I would translate´Sir´with the german´Mein Herr´.
But maybe my knowledge, how to call someone in english is not good enough, and then i apologize.
Hm.. I'm not sure about that - Sir = Mein Herr. But you're right of course in this point when you say that there is no German equivalent of "Sir" - which is a pity. As an example: my husband is very often called "Herr Doktor plus name" because he is a Dr.-Ing., even though he does not like others using his academic title (different from me who enjoys it! And I'm thinkin g he deserves it because it is not easy to get a promotion to Dr.-Ing.!). That is okay. But there simply is no other way anymore to adress differences in station in Germany. While there are still differences in station! Even in a democracy like ours. And even within the family it's only slight things, nuances, which help to determine the status of a person (we don't need to discuss the question of status within the family here, I hope... ). While the "Sir" or "Madam" is a very practical thing when you think about it. So Tom Parker-Bowles calling The Prince of Wales "Sir" opens up all kind of possibilities of informal behaviour while on the other side acting according to the rules. I wish we had that like the British or the French still do! It would make things really easier. What do you think?
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:55 PM
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If the boys are being chastised they call me ma'am. They may call me other things when I am out of hearing!

When my grandfather 'addressed' me, I always replied 'Yes Sir', to show he had my attention, when I wanted to address him, I said 'Grandpapa'.
The same 'rules' apply within our family now.

It appears to be fashionable in some quarters for children to address their parents, by their forenames!
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:42 AM
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Thank you for teaching me something about british formalities, how to call and address relatives!
The english language contains more words to say something polite than the german one. Or maybe the english people are more respectful ?
Anyhow, i understand that Tom Parker Bowles has chosen the right address for the Prince.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:57 AM
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Thank you for teaching me something about british formalities, how to call and address relatives!
The english language contains more words to say something polite than the german one. Or maybe the english people are more respectful ?
Anyhow, i understand that Tom Parker Bowles has chosen the right address for the Prince.
I hope I am not confusing you, I'm afraid there are no 'hard and fast' rules on what children call their parents, to us it is natural to call the male parent 'sir', to others it would be far too formal. At least with German, as I understand it, du is for people you know well or an insult to those you don't.
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:18 AM
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Camilla's New Patronage Makes For A Healthier Workload

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Old 10-19-2006, 03:05 PM
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Camilla's New Patronage Makes For A Healthier Workload

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This is old news, she became patron on the 8th September!
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:43 AM
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Remembering the source, I would not take every word in this article as granted. But if it's true, I am glad Camilla's sense of humour was with her!

The Day A Journalist Asked Camilla: Are You Going To Pose Nude?

Never afraid to push the boundaries, Morgan showed no restraint when speaking to the woman who is destined to be Princess Consort, especially when he noticed her chatting with Jonathan 'Jonny' Yeo, a portrait artist who looks set to follow his father, former Cabinet minister Tim Yeo, by becoming a prospective Conservative Member of Parliament.
Sidling up to the two as they chatted amiably, Morgan quipped: "Is he trying to get you to pose nude, Camilla? He does that with all the famous women. Be careful."
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:58 AM
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Remembering the source, I would not take every word in this article as granted. But if it's true, I am glad Camilla's sense of humour was with her!

The Day A Journalist Asked Camilla: Are You Going To Pose Nude?
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"Piers Morgan has always been a great fan of Camilla"

It must have been another Piers Morgan in charge of the Mirror for all those years! . As you say Avalon, it is as well to remember the source!
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:30 AM
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Storm in a Royal D-cup

The Queen gets her custom-made undies from Rigby & Peller. Camilla favours Marks & Spencer. So which is more deserving of the royal seal-of-approval? Rebecca Newman investigates.

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Well, I go to Marks and Sparks so looks like I'm a true sheep of the Camilla flock.
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:35 AM
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Camilla wears the brooch of Princess Diana.
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It wasn't Diana's brooch, it was part of a set of emerald jewellery that belongs to the Crown and pieces are loaned out and traditionally worn by the Princess of Wales.
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:24 AM
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Well, I go to Marks and Sparks so looks like I'm a true sheep of the Camilla flock.
Shopping for bras there, dearest?
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The Duchess of Cornwall visited the first of ten new bone scanning trucks for the National Osteoporosis Society outside the Royal Albert Hall.

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When my grandfather 'addressed' me, I always replied 'Yes Sir', to show he had my attention, when I wanted to address him, I said 'Grandpapa'.
The same 'rules' apply within our family now.
That's similar to how it was in my family in the American South in the 60s. We always said yes, sir or no ma'am to adults when addressed but we'd call them Grandpa, Uncle Arthur, Mr. Smith or Jones.

I think the British though do occasionally call someone Sir in the same manner as we would call someone Mr. Jones. I remember the delightful movie, To Sir With Love with Sidney Poitier and they definitely called him "Sir" and not Mr. ____.
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:41 AM
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I like Camilla's brooches on both shoulders. I haven't seen brooches worn that way before. Is this fashionable in English circles?
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That's similar to how it was in my family in the American South in the 60s. We always said yes, sir or no ma'am to adults when addressed but we'd call them Grandpa, Uncle Arthur, Mr. Smith or Jones.

I think the British though do occasionally call someone Sir in the same manner as we would call someone Mr. Jones. I remember the delightful movie, To Sir With Love with Sidney Poitier and they definitely called him "Sir" and not Mr. ____.
In public schools, masters are usually addressed as 'sir', although some of the 'trendy' schools allow the use of forenames. I believe most state schools also insist the pupils call the teachers 'sir' or 'miss'. Some shop assistants also use 'sir' or madam' still, especially in establishments like Harrods, Fortnums, gentlemens or ladies specialist clothing stores and the better class jewellers, (having ventured into a high street jeweller, who called me 'love'! ).
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I like Camilla's brooches on both shoulders. I haven't seen brooches worn that way before. Is this fashionable in English circles?
The Duchess of Gloucester wears brooches like that quite alot. Maybe Camilla got the idea from Birgitte.
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:17 PM
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I remember that Camilla wore brooches on booth shoulders before. They looked like two flower blooms, but were smaller than the pair she wore on Thursday.
Maybe someone know the pics of her with this
jewellery.
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