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Old Aug 28th 2004, 10:36 pm
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Is it possible to buy a lordship or something similar?. A conversation at work the other day led up to this question and I thought you could, but I wasn't 100% sure it wasn't a scam I'd seen on TV.
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Old Aug 28th 2004, 10:43 pm
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Is it possible to buy a lordship or something similar?. A conversation at work the other day led up to this question and I thought you could, but I wasn't 100% sure it wasn't a scam I'd seen on TV.
Yes, in fact there was a show on TV the other day in which a title was sold on the auction block.

There are also some scam companies, I believe.

At first I thought it defeated the purpose if you buy a title - a little like buying an Olympic gold medal... but then I realized that being titled isn't something you earn most of the time anyway - it's just luck at birth if you are a descendant of someone who centuries ago was given a title for some laudable achievement.

Maybe people who buy titles are a bit like people who buy Porsches....
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Originally Posted by Pimpbot
Is it possible to buy a lordship or something similar?. A conversation at work the other day led up to this question and I thought you could, but I wasn't 100% sure it wasn't a scam I'd seen on TV.

Yes you can

http://www.englishmanor.co.uk/

It is legal
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Old Aug 28th 2004, 10:49 pm
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Cool, thanks for the link.
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Old Aug 29th 2004, 12:02 am
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Is it possible to buy a lordship or something similar?. A conversation at work the other day led up to this question and I thought you could, but I wasn't 100% sure it wasn't a scam I'd seen on TV.
But when you do your citizenship, you'll have to renounce it!
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It's not for me. I think the person I was chatting to was a little disappointed I wasn't related to the Queen in some way. lol I'm already treated very well at work due to turning on the English charm. But I am sure a title would be the iceing on the cake.
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It's not for me. I think the person I was chatting to was a little disappointed I wasn't related to the Queen in some way. lol I'm already treated very well at work due to turning on the English charm. But I am sure a title would be the iceing on the cake.
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I was getting my hair cut last week and the hairdresser asked me if I'd ever met Elton John or the Beatles. She was dead serious. My wife told me I should have said yes to both. lol
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I thought you were Lord Muck already there Pimbot ?
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Originally Posted by pedro66
Yes you can
http://www.englishmanor.co.uk/
It is legal
They want £200 try here for the same thing for $25... Lord Ray
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They want £200 try here for the same thing for $25... Lord Ray
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Or just print your own for free.

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Or just print your own for free.
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If you know how to write a deed poll... good idea..
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Originally Posted by dunroving
Maybe people who buy titles are a bit like people who buy Porsches....
And that would mean... what?

Having met plenty of fellow Porsche owners, I can assure you that there we have nothing more in common than owners of any other brand of car.

I bought my first Porsche for way less than the price of a new VW Golf. I liked the look of the 911, and from my first test drive I was hooked. So what am I 'like'?

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. So what am I 'like'?
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Originally Posted by superpat
And that would mean... what?

Having met plenty of fellow Porsche owners, I can assure you that there we have nothing more in common than owners of any other brand of car.
So, like people who buy Ladas, or 30-year old clapped out Chevys? Yes, I think I see the similarity....
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