In our lesson this week, we’ll continue our discussion of Courtesy as our Warrior Personal Strength.
What’s an “honorific” anyway, and why did George need one?
An “honorific” is a special way we speak to or about someone else that shows courtesy and respect. Some of these we use so often that we don’t think about them very much — when we call someone Ms. Smith or Mr. Jones, we’re using an honorific. A judge is usually called “Your Honor”.
When George was elected President, no-one was sure what they should call him. Many people had different opinions over what honorific would show proper courtesy and respect — and they often disagreed strongly with each other.
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(Image: Louis XVI, King of France)
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