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Why some people in history are called as Sir or Lord ?


Date: 13 Mar 2016   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Opinion About    Category: Miscellaneous   

We normally read that some people in history are named as Sir or Lord especially people of England. Why it is so? For example Lord Kelvin or Sir Isaac Newton. What are the quality and skills that makes or that made those people with either sir or Lord title?
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Author: yogesh    14 Mar 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Hi Paresh,

Actually, in history the time of kings and queens were going on and the kings have all the authority to choose what is right and wrong for their peoples. kings decide what to do and what not to in the city as well as for the people. so peoples of the city with due to respect call them lord as because he is the king of that particular area. in short Lord is a person who has authority, control and power over others acting like a king.

Sir is used for giving respect to the particular person according to situations in their own particular fields. it address to the male gender. and as per for sir issac newton it is only because of some custom made by Britishers is that sir issac newton declared as a knight by the Britishers and as per customs says who are declared as a knight will be called as sir with their name.


Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

It is a way of respecting the persons holding higher position in office or house. At present as we are living in the American atmosphere it is felt new. By this way no respect to parents, brothers, husband and wife, office seniors but this will only be realized when the person facing such situation as somebody junior/younger) calling him in singular.

Author: Juana    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Sir and Lord are titles bestowed upon individuals by the British monarchy. It is a form of honour, in recognition of their work. People who receive the title of Sir and Lord are knighted by the head of the British monarchy. Anyone receiving knighthood now will be bestowed the honour by the Queen of England, as she is the current royal head.

Even in recent times we here people being referred to as 'Sir'. Here are some examples of cricketers who have the title of Sir prefixed to their names –
1. Sir Donald Bradman
2. Sir Vivian Richard
3. Sir Richard Hadlee
4. Sir Gary Sobers
There are at least 2 people of Indian origin settled in the UK who have been knighted and bear the title of Lord. They are –
1. Lord Swaraj Paul
2. Lord Meghnad Desai

A Sir can be a baronet or a knight. The former is a title that is passed down from father to son. The latter like I mentioned earlier is bestowed by the monarch.

A Lord on the other hand can be an earl, baron, duke, viscount or marquess. The male heir of a marquees or duke automatically inherits the title of Lord from his father.

The title of Sir can be given to an outsider, but to be a Lord one has to be living in Britain, doing some sort of public service.


Author: Mahesh    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

The custom started in Britain where the kingdom owners were used to be named as "Lord". Most often either kings, rich merchants, knights and army leaders used to be called "Lord".

The "sir" salutation was allotted to the people who did something extraordinary or achieved something. For example people in literature, science and education used to get that. It was kind of hard to get that for those who be in public service. But most of the public beneficiaries and the social workers were also named sir in the history.

The amount of people getting honored by sir and lord has reduced in the modern times.


Author: Karthikeyan    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Both Sir and Lord refers to different kind of people. The main purpose of the title to make them different from certain people and gave them certain privileges depends upon the title which is not allowed for common people.

Lord is the word generally used by people to call their Kings. It is like comparing kings and queens to God. People use to treat their kings equal to God as they are taking all critical decisions and protection the country and it's people. The term Lord is common among the English speaking nations. The title Lord belongs to mostly people from one particular family.

Sir is the title use to highlight the importance of specific person in certain field. The title will be given by the king to those who did extra-ordinary contributions in certain field. Scientists, Scholars, researchers, engineers and even social workers are given the title as 'Sir' for their extra-ordinary contributions.




Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman    19 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

Juana Madam, our Indian,that too Tamilian, Scientist C.V.Raman got the 'Sir' honour. Sir Mokshagundam of Karnataka, Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer of Tamilnadu are some samples of Indian 'Sir' Awardees.




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