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One of the little idiosyncracies of studying in Europe

  1. Jul 24, 2006 #1
    Well I thought that it was funny...

    Our rector (you'd call him president or chancelor in the Anglo-Saxon world, anyway, the chief executive of the university) was made a baron last week!

    Every year, around the national holiday, the king announces new members of the nobility. This year our dear rector was among them.

    I know one thing, I'm not going to adres him as such during the next boad meeting...or maybe just to annoy him :biggrin:
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  3. Jul 24, 2006 #2


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    Since they're usually a pain in the bu++, the name you use is apt. :approve:
  4. Jul 24, 2006 #3
    More apt than the original latin meaning of "ruler" :biggrin:
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