Monday, September 19, 2011

"sir" di malaysia dengan "sir" kat negara barat

assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera

tadi masa kat dalam bas on the way balik kolej, aku tetiba teringat kat lecturer aku sorang ni..
dia penah cakap..

"hmm... saya mengajar kat sini senang2 je dapat gelaran "sir" orang kat luar negara plak bersusah payah nak dapat gelaran "sir" ni..."

then kitorang usually ucap "thank you sir" tapi lepas tu kitorang ubah "thank you teacher" lecturer tu terus gelak.

ni sedikit info pasal gelaran "sir"

copy from wikipedia:


Sir derives from the Middle French honorific title sire (messire gave 'mylord'), from the Old French sieur (itself a contraction of Seigneur meaning 'lord'), from the Latin adjective senior (elder), which yielded titles of respect in many European languages. The form sir is first documented in English in 1297, as title of honor of a knight or baronet, being a variant of sire, which was already used in English since at least c.1205 as a title placed before a name and denoting knighthood, and to address the (male) Sovereign since c.1225, with additional general senses of "father, male parent" is from c.1250 and "important elderly man" from 1362.

Formal styling

In formal protocol Sir is the correct styling for a knight or a baronet (the United Kingdom nobiliary rank just below all peers of the realm), used with (one of) the knight's given name(s) or full name, but not with the surname alone ("Sir James Paul McCartney", "Sir Paul McCartney", or "Sir Paul", but never "Sir McCartney"). The equivalent for a woman is Dame, that is, for one who holds the title in her own right; for such women, the title "Dame" is used as "Sir" for a man, that is, never before the surname on its own. This usage was devised in 1917, derived from the practice, up to the 17th century (and still also in legal proceedings), for the wife of a knight. The wife of a knight or baronet now, however, is styled "Lady [Surname]" (e.g. "Lady McCartney", but never "Lady Linda McCartney," which is reserved for the daughter of a duke, marquess or earl, or now, more recently, for a female member of the Orders of the Garter and the Thistle who possesses no higher title).

ok.. thats all.. 

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