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Old 12-23-2006, 07:15 AM   #1
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Arise SIR BONO

WOW! Our Maj is to Give Bono an honoury knighthood in the New Year! I always thought he was my knight in shining armour

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6206063.stm

WHAT took you so long your Maj?
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:22 AM   #2
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But he won't really be a SIR

you're quick off the mark!



edit: holy fuck, I've just posted in PLEBA
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Re: But he won't really be a SIR

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you're quick off the mark!



edit: holy fuck, I've just posted in PLEBA
Yup, caught you out!

So this is for real?!? Bono's actually up for a honorary knighthood?!? High time me says, ooh yes me likes it, Sir Bono!!!
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:58 AM   #4
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He will be the same as Bob Geldof, an honoury knight.

He will not be eligible to call himself Sir, but like Bob, everyone calls him Sir Bob, as a term of affection anyway.

EDIT

Looks like the news has only just got over to Sky News lol

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/...559278,00.html

Explains about the Sir stuff He will be a Sir in My eyes
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Bono, K.B.E. OH YES! I know the name. Ahaha, get me. Or more, Paul Hewson, K.B.E. but they'll call him Sir Bono all the same. The papers, I mean. Ah, still, it'll be Sir Bono and Sir Bob. How the media shall take the piss... But we still know that, although at times the two can look slightly pompous, they're doing a lot of good, along with many other people. It makes me realise how selfish I can be. OK, I'll stop myself before it turns into a ramble.

But aye, well done Bono.
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A knight in shining armour! What else can this man do?
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Holy crap!!! That is brilliant, made my night that has!
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This scan by hcbiggs ... Two shining Knights

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Sir Paul D. Hewson..... has a nice ring to it but it'll be sir Bono anywayz...

He deserves it
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I just hurried in to post this but I see I'm a little too slow

Saturday, December 23, 2006
DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish rocker and humanitarian Bono will become a knight of the British empire - but the U2 frontman won't be called "Sir."

Britain confirmed Saturday Bono will receive his honorary knighthood from the British ambassador to Ireland, David Reddaway, in a Dublin ceremony shortly after New Year's Day.

The Dubliner, whose real name is Paul Hewson, won't be entitled to use the title "Sir" because he is not a national of Britain or the Commonwealth of former British colonies.

A spokesman said the 46-year-old singer was flattered by the honor and hoped it will help him open diplomatic doors in his campaign for more Western aid to Africa.

In a letter to Bono released Saturday, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the singer's lobbying had forced wealthy nations to focus on increasing aid to Africa.

"I know from talking to you how much these causes matter to you," Blair wrote. "I know as well how knowledgeable you are about the problems we face and how determined you are to do all you can to help overcome them. You have tirelessly used your voice to speak up for Africa."

Blair said he hoped to keep working with Bono "to work together to maintain momentum on Africa, and ensure leaders around the world meet the promises they have made."

The British Embassy in Dublin said the Irish government approved granting Bono the title. The issue is diplomatically sensitive, because Irish officials are legally barred from receiving British royal honors and other Irish nationals have refused nominations on political grounds. Ireland withdrew from the Commonwealth in 1949.

Previous non-British nationals who received knighthoods include Bono's fellow Dubliner and rocker-turned-humanitarian Bob Geldof, Bill Gates, the Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo, Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, former New York Mayor Rudolf Giuliani, and Steven Spielberg.

(Courtesy of People PC)

He so totally deserves this
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Sir Paul D. Hewson..... has a nice ring to it but it'll be sir Bono anywayz...

He deserves it

He doesn't get to be called Sir though, because he's Irish
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He doesn't get to be called Sir though, because he's Irish
they call Bob Sir Bob Geldof.... so why would they not call Bono Sir Bono?
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they call Bob Sir Bob Geldof.... so why would they not call Bono Sir Bono?
The Dubliner, whose real name is Paul Hewson, won't be entitled to use the title "Sir" because he is not a national of Britain or the Commonwealth of former British colonies.

it's a technicality

I think with Bob it's used unofficially, too
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Yay!! This is soooooo overdue..

God bless you Bono...(and a thank you to Her Mag....nice one!)


Sir Bono.... geez I'm already having very smutty thoughts...
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they call Bob Sir Bob Geldof.... so why would they not call Bono Sir Bono?
I'm sure they will, but since there are so many jokes about his mesianic complex (including his own jokes), i can't help but think it's going to become the butt of jokes.
As much as he deserves the recognition, and he sure does, I prefer Bono just to stay plain Bono. The young kid full of dreams who's become what he is today. An amazing man. No need for the word Sir in front of it.
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The Dubliner, whose real name is Paul Hewson, won't be entitled to use the title "Sir" because he is not a national of Britain or the Commonwealth of former British colonies.

it's a technicality

I think with Bob it's used unofficially, too
I know it's unofficial, but what I meant to say is that they are probably going to call Bono sir as they call Bob sir... I don't think the press cares whether it's official or not...


oh YDW, I already had an idea you'd like that... behave yourself woman!

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I'm sure they will, but since there are so many jokes about his mesianic complex (including his own), i can't help but think it's going to become the butt of jokes.
As much as he deserves the recognition, and he sure does, I prefer Bono just to stay plain Bono. The young kid full of dreams who's become what he is today. An amazing man. No need for the word Sir in front of it.
I feel the same way
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:27 AM   #18
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I'm not suprised he's getting it....I'm suprised he hasn't gotten it earlier!

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Old 12-23-2006, 10:58 AM   #19
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Isn't he already a knight in France??

anyway, congrats to Bono, he definately deserves it!
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