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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 6th Mar 18, 7:38 PM
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    Bruce Forsyth
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    Bruce Forsyth 6th Mar 18 at 7:38 PM
    Why does BBC insist on calling Bruce Forsyth - Sir ?
    When you die - you lose your title as does his wife - who, BBC insists on calling 'Lady Forsyth'
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    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 7th Mar 18, 9:35 AM
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    Waiting for the punchline .................
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 7th Mar 18, 10:43 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:43 AM
    Waiting for the punchline .................
    Originally posted by Ebe Scrooge
    Because they believe that we liked him...
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 7th Mar 18, 12:20 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:20 PM
    Why does BBC insist on calling Bruce Forsyth - Sir ?
    When you die - you lose your title as does his wife - who, BBC insists on calling 'Lady Forsyth'
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Debrett's is quite clear that the Knighthood is for life only but does not give guidance on the widow's use of the courtesy title. It also makes it clear that foreign citizens are not entitled to the honorific but how many times have you seen a reference to Sir [sic] Bob Geldof?

    Sir Sir Sir Sir Sir Ralph Halpern is still alive - but he's 80 this year so perhaps that joke no longer works.
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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 7th Mar 18, 12:35 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:35 PM
    Why does BBC insist on calling Bruce Forsyth - Sir ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    And "Sir" Terry Wogan!
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 7th Mar 18, 12:54 PM
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    Someone didnt have much to do with themselves this morning...
    • colinw
    • By colinw 7th Mar 18, 3:09 PM
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    Phew! I thought you were going to say he had passed away
    • DesertWind
    • By DesertWind 7th Mar 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 4:00 PM
    Phew! I thought you were going to say he had passed away
    Originally posted by colinw
    He did


    Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson, CBE (22 February 1928 18 August 2017)
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 7th Mar 18, 6:28 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:28 PM
    Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Roger Bannister are no longer with us but are still referred to as sir as far as I know.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Mar 18, 7:57 PM
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    The only times I have been addressed in that manner, it's been spelt cur.
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    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • Chrishazle
    • By Chrishazle 19th Mar 18, 2:29 PM
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    And "Sir" Terry Wogan!
    Originally posted by bertiewhite
    Although Terry was born in Ireland, he was born before Ireland left the commonwealth in 1949 so was entitled to dual citizenship (British and Irish), so for all we know he had a UK passport as well as an Irish one, and is thus fully entitled to the "Sir" with his knighthood.

    Before you ask, my wife is Irish, born just after 1949, but has brothers born before 1949, hence my knowledge on this subject.
    • bspm1
    • By bspm1 19th Mar 18, 2:55 PM
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    Although Terry was born in Ireland, he was born before Ireland left the commonwealth in 1949 so was entitled to dual citizenship (British and Irish), so for all we know he had a UK passport as well as an Irish one, and is thus fully entitled to the "Sir" with his knighthood.

    Before you ask, my wife is Irish, born just after 1949, but has brothers born before 1949, hence my knowledge on this subject.
    Originally posted by Chrishazle
    I think the post you copied was pointing out that Terry Wogan was still called Sir after death and nothing to do with his citizenship.
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