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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Apropos all the academia chat. I'm a medico. But my big brother is a PhD, professor, head of lab, was head of department etc. Supercharged academic.

Anyway I like to annoy him from time to time by reminding him that I'm a real doctor, whereas he's just a PhD.

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Ahem.... (from http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_(title))

"[In the UK, "Registered medical practitioners" hold the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (usually also with surgery). Though they are holders of bachelor-level degrees, history has allowed the use of the title doctor by physicians, however, it is recognised that it is in essence an honorary or courtesy title. ..... Australia and New Zealand use the titles of Mr and Doctor, in the same way as the United Kingdom."
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post #9527 of 16431
Teach!
A colleague compares physicians to mechanics and considers those with PhDs as the only "real" doctors. My surgeon FIL would disagree though.
But what I find fascinating is that in the US dentists and even pharmacists are given the title of Dr....what!!!??
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Ahem.... (from http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_(title))

"[In the UK, "Registered medical practitioners" hold the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (usually also with surgery). Though they are holders of bachelor-level degrees, history has allowed the use of the title doctor by physicians, however, it is recognised that it is in essence an honorary or courtesy title. ..... Australia and New Zealand use the titles of Mr and Doctor, in the same way as the United Kingdom."
post #9528 of 16431
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Apropos all the academia chat. I'm a medico. But my big brother is a PhD, professor, head of lab, was head of department etc. Supercharged academic.

 

Anyway I like to annoy him from time to time by reminding him that I'm a real doctor, whereas he's just a PhD.

 

I'm neither, but as I understand it, the word "doctor" really means "teacher".  So unless they're also teaching, one has to ask why physicians insist on being called teachers? :)

 

Incidentally, on the "familiarity" thing, I do some guest lecturing with primarily American undergrad and grad students.  I can't remember any of them calling me by my first name unless invited to do so.  But then I always wear at least a sports jacket and tie.  I find Americans painfully polite most of the time - a complete reverse of our national stereotypes.  British people tend to curse like dockers, even with strangers.

post #9529 of 16431
Dentist and optometrists (hope there are none here) do not deserve the title Dr. Cavity or Dr. Cataracts.

Americans nowadays are becoming more educated in other cultures and are getting better with manners.

I hate meeting Koreans (especially older) at work because I have to bow at a 45 degree angle and my American coworkers make fun of me. "Sigh."
post #9530 of 16431

Then you put it online so we can make fun of you.  You love the pain, Noodles.

post #9531 of 16431
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Well, after various diversions regarding spinal health and the afterlife (or lack thereof), it's back to good ole' Good Natured Advice.

 

Thoughts on this tie?

 

 

Is it just a little bit too much of a good thing?

Yorkshire Day over here in the UK. So would be perfect.

 

http://www.yorkshireridings.org/news/yorkshire-day.html

post #9532 of 16431
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Apropos all the academia chat. I'm a medico. But my big brother is a PhD, professor, head of lab, was head of department etc. Supercharged academic.

 

Anyway I like to annoy him from time to time by reminding him that I'm a real doctor, whereas he's just a PhD.

 

:fence:

 

I always understood PhDs can perform small operations.

 

Q.   How do you hide a C note from a surgeon?
A.   Hide it in the patient's chart.

post #9533 of 16431
Thread Starter 
An economics professor and his student are walking down the street and see a hundred dollar bill on the ground. The student bends down to pick it up and the professor tells him not to bother, that the bill is fake. The student asks how he knows this, and the professor explains that had it been real, someone would have picked it up already.
post #9534 of 16431
I am also a Doctor. A Doctor of looooooooove.
post #9535 of 16431

I wonder if Clag bows...

 

Anyhow since we're on the topic of titles, I like to rant about this:

I cannot stand idiots who put MBA after their names on their resumes. That is the most annoying $#!T I see around my peers. IDIOTS, MBA. 

post #9536 of 16431

I need your help fellow Noodlers.

As I transition from 38R to 40R, I am cleaning out my closet. One of the victims of this transition is this RLBL suit. From my encounters on SF market, I have gotten offers between $300 ~ $400. I bought these at full retail :brick:. Should I let these go at such $#!TTIE prices or just keep them as beaters? 

 

EDIT: I have a black one (pictured) and a navy one (not pictured).

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post #9537 of 16431
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I wonder if Clag bows...

 

Anyhow since we're on the topic of titles, I like to rant about this:

I cannot stand idiots who put MBA after their names on their resumes. That is the most annoying $#!T I see around my peers. IDIOTS, MBA. 

Ho else would one know that the individual has a shallow understanding of a broad array of topics? :nest:

post #9538 of 16431
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I need your help fellow Noodlers.

As I transition from 38R to 40R, I am cleaning out my closet. One of the victims of this transition is this RLBL suit. From my encounters on SF market, I have gotten offers between $300 ~ $400. I bought these at full retail :brick:. Should I let these go at such $#!TTIE prices or just keep them as beaters? 

 

EDIT: I have a black one (pictured) and a navy one (not pictured).

 

 

Someone is prepared to pay you $400 for a black suit? Bite that hand off!

 

Don't confuse the price you paid with the worth of the item. $400 is a great price for any used suit. Look at how many suits Spoo sells for more than that. Not many. Only Kiton suits regularly beat that price, and they only average about $500 on teh bay.

post #9539 of 16431
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Someone is prepared to pay you $400 for a black suit? Bite that hand off!

Don't confuse the price you paid with the worth of the item. $400 is a great price for any used suit. Look at how many suits Spoo sells for more than that. Not many. Only Kiton suits regularly beat that price, and they only average about $500 on teh bay.

I have never found a Kiton suit or SC (of recent model) under $1000. frown.gif It should be noted I'm a size 38 though, my size always sells out very quickly.
post #9540 of 16431

Probably because you are seeking a specific size and specific style. I suspect the sd for Kiton suits is also quite large, but that would ruin my narrative. :embar:

I still think $400 is a great price to get for a RLBL used suit, especially a black one.  

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post


I have never found a Kiton suit or SC (of recent model) under $1000. frown.gif It should be noted I'm a size 38 though, my size always sells out very quickly.
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