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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Legal honorifics are all over the place. As an example, the Rev. Dr. Ian Paisley (Northern Irish bigot of a politician) got his doctorate mail order. He's still legally entitled to call himself that. Theres no way he could get away with it otherwise in such an intense political arena.
    Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989

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    Working my way back to health supporting member
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Originally posted by matzahbal
    Plus, Professor sounds more down to earth and approachable versus "Grand Master" or "Great Grand Master" or any of those.
    What he said.

    Isn't it more impotant what they can do than what they are called?

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    Fig Newtons are fruit and cake, suckah. supporting member
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    Poet, where do you study Tibetan Lama Pai Kung Fu at?
    Apu: "Oh! You have just been Apu'd!"

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    I think the term "doctor" and "professor" came from trying to translate the Japanese word "sensei" into English. Many people think sensei means "teacher" in English, but it actually has a deeper meaning. It's a term of high respect given to professionals in a specific field like education or medicine. Japanese doctors as well as educators are often referred to by this title. However, because it's a term of high respect, people should avoid using it for themselves, because it makes them look arrogant and conceited.

    Note: This is only regarding Japanese culture.

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    Quite an interesting story...
    I quite liked the part where the dead grandfather taught the master techniques :-)
    "Revenant Punch!"
    Canuckyokushin:

    These women can do back flips right over my head and still land on there feet .GRrrrrrrr!

    feedback:

    THAT'S NOTHING, I USED TO KNOW SOME 12 YEAR-OLDS WHO COULD FIT INSIDE A SUITCASE AND STAY ALIVE FOR 7 OR WAS IT 6 HOURS

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    to the top, in honor of Sijo
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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