Sir Anthony...

Sir Anthony...

Postby Samfan » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:56 pm

AH just tweeted that he got an OBE:
@AnthonyHorowitz: At last! After weeks of restraint, I can tweet that I've been given an OBE. What a great end to the year.

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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby starlight » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:26 am

...for services to drama? Arise, Sir Michael. :waiting:
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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby kitchentease » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:35 am

Not that AH hasn't done a wonderful job with FW but I wouldn't have put him at the top of my honours list. Still congratulations are definitely in order. :applause:
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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby Wolesley » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:35 am

But is he in the top two ranks, Knight Grand Cross or Knight Commander? Those are the OBEs that get to be called Sir or Dame, and the three lower ranks do not, according to Wikipedia.

Still, congratulations to Anthony! :thumbsup:

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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby Samfan » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:52 am

Wolesley wrote:But is he in the top two ranks, Knight Grand Cross or Knight Commander? Those are the OBEs that get to be called Sir or Dame, and the three lower ranks do not, according to Wikipedia.

Still, congratulations to Anthony! :thumbsup:

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...He didn't say...

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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby Lynnedean » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:00 am

Knighthoods, bestowing the title "Sir", and damehoods, bestowing the title "Dame", are separate from OBEs and in a higher category. ... Government website: honours and awards

Anyone awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) may add the initials after his/her name, but that's all.

Mr Hwz has received his honour for his services to literature. I'm sure that the work he does to encourage children to read will have been a major part of it.
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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby bee » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:04 am

Fantastic news, congratulations! :thumbsup: I've always suspected the Queen of being a fellow FW fan!
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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby Samfan » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:40 am

Lynnedean wrote:Anyone awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) may add the initials after his/her name


Thanks for the clarification, Lynne!

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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby starlight » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:07 pm

Samfan wrote:
Thanks for the clarification, Lynne!

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Sorry, Samfan - just thought you were joking :geek: or I would've stepped in with a hex-planation.

OBE also stands for "Out-of-Body Experience", apparently, so in the QE New Year's Honours List, I vote that we award an OBE to MK as well. Lord knows, he causes enough of those among members of this site. :cloud9:

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Re: Sir Anthony...

Postby Sunshine » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:29 pm

starlight wrote:OBE also stands for "Out-of-Body Experience", apparently, so in the QE New Year's Honours List, I vote that we award an OBE to MK as well. Lord knows, he causes enough of those among members of this site. :cloud9:

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Terrific, Starlight! :lol:

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