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Terry Pratchett Knighted 366

Posted by samzenpus
from the sir-discworld dept.
ackthpt writes "Headlines have been popping up on Google News: 'Terry Pratchett declared himself "flabbergasted" to receive a knighthood as he led a group of writers, actors and performers honoured today.' The Discworld author and stalwart adversary of Alzheimers Disease has been a member of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Literature since 1998. He will be entering the new year as Knight Commander. Well done and Oook, Sir Terry."
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Terry Pratchett Knighted

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  • Congratulations (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Nil000 (927828) on Wednesday December 31, 2008 @04:18AM (#26277639)
    Congratulations Sir Terry, a well deserved honour.
  • by techno-vampire (666512) on Wednesday December 31, 2008 @04:36AM (#26277721) Homepage
    Congratulations! I'm glad to see that you didn't settle for a new dartboard, even if Detritus does ruin them.
  • The man is one of the best authors ever to have graced the earth.
  • Wow! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by 19061969 (939279) on Wednesday December 31, 2008 @05:51AM (#26278025)

    I just read this and a big smile spread across my face. I've been a fan of Pratchett's books for many years now (mid 1980s I think) and it's surprising how well he is known around the world. Isn't he something like he sells the third most books of any British author? His work is fantastic, though sometimes slated by critics - undeservedly IMHO because his books can be so original and funny and still be insightful.

    Just as an example, when a very close relative of mine was undergoing major high-risk surgery, the only way I could pass the time other than biting my nails was by reading one of his books.

    Congrats Sir Terry! And thank you very much for all your work.

  • He doesn't need to wear the tights, feathers, and shiny breastplate now does he?

  • by BlaisePascal (50039) on Wednesday December 31, 2008 @09:18AM (#26279029)

    Sir Pterry isn't a Knight Commander (which is a title within various British Orders), but a Knight Bachelor (which is a title outside the Order system). Formally, there are no initials he can add to his name as a Knight Bachelor, but many add Kt. So he could be styled "Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE" (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), but not "Sir Terry Pratchet, KBE" (Knight Commander...).

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