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  •  John Harington (4+ / 0-)

    invented the first flush toilet a century later.

    It's about time I changed my signature.

    by Khun David on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:27:02 PM PST

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    •  and then we got the Lord of the Privy...n/t (2+ / 0-)
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        Privy just meant private or personal. So the Lord Privy Seal originally guarded the Great Seal of England.

        Senior UK politicians - mostly ministers, but also judges and others are appointed to the Privy Council for various functions to "advise" the monarch.  They use the title "Right Honourable" to indicate their membership. That by the way is one of the formal ways they are referred to in the House of Commons but traditionally MPs who have or currently serve in the armed forces are called "gallant" and lawyers "learned".  So somebody could be the "Right Honourable, gallant and learned member for ...."

        "Who stood against President Obama in 2012?" - The trivia question nobody can answer.

        by Lib Dem FoP on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:57:42 PM PST

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        •  Isn't that what they say in Parliment right.... (0+ / 0-)

          before they accuse someone of a henious offence? The PM will reply to the opposition leader and say: 'The Right Honorable Gentleman (or Lady) is a tax dodger..." It's the Parilmentary equivalent of the American southern 'bless her heart'...

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