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Old 04-25-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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Bono knighted?

In the Dec./Jan. issue of rolling stone it listed possible candidates for who will be the next knight. the list was as follows:
1. Rod Stewart; Odds- 4 to 6
2. Ringo Starr; Odds- even money
3. Charlie Watts; Odds- 2 to 1
4. George Michael; Odds- 4 to 1
5. Bono; Odds- 8 to 1

Now doesn't anyone else think that Bono deserves to be knighted, especially with all the charity work he does!
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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Don't you have to be English to be knighted?
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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I think you have to be British (england, scotland, wales and northern ireland)

I don't think Bono would want to be knighted, not at the moment anyway
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:40 PM   #4
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It is possible for him to get an honorary knighthood like Rudy Guiliani did....but considering some of the bad blood between the Irish and the Brits, I doubt it would happen.
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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hey, bob geldofs been knighted, so who knows. 'sir bono' doesnt have a rock and roll feel to it tho
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:59 PM   #6
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arent people usually older when knighted? ei. Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Elton i honestly dont know the crudentials that go into contention. .... wasnt Clapton named something...whatever is below a knight i think.
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Old 04-25-2005, 05:02 PM   #7
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Do these titles have any meaning? Does Paul McCartney have any special privileges or something? Frankly, I couldn't care less. Let Bono remain a rock star.
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I saw that article and my first thought was Bono would be mortified and NOT! want this. I think...
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Bono was honored by the country of France. Basically a similar ceremony where he was given the title of "cheveliar" or something like that.
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He could get an honorary like Bill Gates. I think the rule is you get the Sir in front of your name if you're a citizen of the Commonwealth or a Briton.
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:02 PM   #11
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I would rather have Charlie Watts knighted! That would be awesome!

I think they should wait some 10 years to knight Bono.
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:56 PM   #12
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Hey if we have a Sir Elton John anything could happen.
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:39 PM   #13
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All hail Sir Drinkalot!
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I saw that article and my first thought was Bono would be mortified and NOT! want this. I think...
with that in mind, Bono would be well within his right to turn down a knighthood
many before him have including several beatles i think...?
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Um, Sean Connery was knighted and he's Scottish. Bill Gates was knighted as well and he's...American.
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