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Drekkus
04-10-2007, 13:05:25
I just got an email from an english guy who had this bit behind his name: BEng (Hons) MAPM.

What does it mean? I guess it's some sort of title(s), but it sure looks a bit over the top.

Funko
04-10-2007, 13:16:52
BEng is Batchelor of Engineering, it means he did a normal 3 year degree course at university in some engineering subject.

(Hons) means with Honours, you can get a pass degree without Honours, but if you get a degree without Hons it's pretty lame.

You can also get a BSc for science degrees and BA for arts degrees. I've could put BSc (Hons) after my name if I wanted...

MAPM mean's he's a member of the association of project management.

If he signs all that after an e-mail, he's probably a cock.

C.G.B. Spender
04-10-2007, 13:20:04
Why, I think it's only fair!

_______________
OG d. Res.

MoSe
04-10-2007, 13:22:11
what does the latter stand for?

C.G.B. Spender
04-10-2007, 13:23:54
Originally posted by Funko
If he signs all that after an e-mail, he's probably a cock. In German it's called a Kacknoob

Funko
04-10-2007, 13:37:09
In dutch it's a Fok.U n00b.

C.G.B. Spender
04-10-2007, 13:37:56
noobje

Drekkus
04-10-2007, 13:38:16
KACKNOOB!!!

I met the guy a few times, seemed ok. But he was from up north, so I could hardly understand what he was saying.

Funko
04-10-2007, 13:38:56
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
Why, I think it's only fair!

_______________
OG d. Res.

jesjes, very German, that's what I meant.

C.G.B. Spender
04-10-2007, 13:41:20
It's very Italian. If you seek shelter from the rain and you accidentally enter an university building - BOOM, you're dottore!

Drekkus
04-10-2007, 13:51:03
Dotteren!!

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/PTCA

C.G.B. Spender
04-10-2007, 13:52:32
Dotter!!

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dotter

Funko
04-10-2007, 13:58:18
.Fir!!

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/.fir

King_Ghidra
04-10-2007, 15:04:29
I ws told in continental europe it was very common for people to list their educational achievements in their sigs, addresses etc. Certainly e-mails i get from our german and swiss colleagues are full of the fcking things. As Funko says, when you see it in the UK = knob.

MoSe
04-10-2007, 15:27:12
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.I.R.

MoSe
04-10-2007, 15:39:21
the funny thing is that even high-school level technical degrees are used, probably as they then correspond to the professional qualification too

that is tho not boasted, but rather used in reverence and suckuppish attitude by "commoners" who are in need of those professional services

typical are Geometra and Ragionere

kinda

"Please, Accountant Rossi, I'm in your hands to fix my IRS declarations and avoid sanctions..."


I would be just "Dr.Ing. M...o S.......e"
but I never added it to my Business Card or letters (otoh I don't have business cards...)

Only my building's concierge calls me Ingegnere...

:lol:

OTOH, albeit lavishly and inappropriately tributed, academic titles here are much more simple than in the rest of Europe
we just have
Dott.
Ing.
Prof.
Rag.
Cav.
and a few others, used singularly or rarely in couples


BEng (Hons) MAPM would sound utterly COMPLEX, exotic and exoteric here

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-10-2007, 19:32:04
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
I ws told in continental europe it was very common for people to list their educational achievements in their sigs, addresses etc. Certainly e-mails i get from our german and swiss colleagues are full of the fcking things. As Funko says, when you see it in the UK = knob.


Let's test the theory.

Laz LL.B (Hons) CeMAP ACIB FPC

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-10-2007, 19:33:17
I'm left looking like a knob, but is that really much of a change?

Vincent
04-10-2007, 20:18:20
I never ever used my title. What's so big about being able to spend a lot of time at the uni? Even Dieter Bohlen did it!

Drekkus
04-10-2007, 21:36:24
Worse, even I did it

Greg W
05-10-2007, 00:00:24
I don't think putting BD after my name would impress anyone...

JM^3
05-10-2007, 01:44:31
But it might provide a warning.

JM

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 06:28:27
So what is a "JM"?

Greg W
05-10-2007, 06:40:07
Juxtaposed Masturbator?

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 07:57:41
"JM" is internet-slang for "Just Messing"

maroule
05-10-2007, 09:25:10
that would absolutely never happen here, hugely embarrassing... neither said nor written on a card... which is surprising, considering how instrumental academic qualifications are in France in order to segregate society. You'd think they'd be more overly visible... but in reality everybody knows or try to know where the others went to study, and react accordingly; "no wonder he is a knob, he went to bla bla" or "he went to bla bla, but still, he's a knob"

the only generic titles are for medical doctor "docteur", a lawyer "maitre".... and a priest "mon père".

I remember being very suprised by the liberal use of "dottore" in Italy

MoSe
05-10-2007, 09:55:48
it's fading with the new generations anyway

I myself only use it if I know that the knob I need a favor from expects it
:cute:

Greg W
05-10-2007, 09:56:15
And a waiter - garcon! (and no, I am not going to put the fancy little squiggly bit above the "c") :p

Funko
05-10-2007, 09:58:44
Below.

Garçon

Greg W
05-10-2007, 10:00:56
Wacky French spelling...

Greg W
05-10-2007, 10:04:51
Oh, and I see what you mean.

garçon

Why yours came out that way I have no idea.

Funko
05-10-2007, 10:05:56
What way? I see mine with the squiggle below the c and yours with a ?.

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 10:08:44
Do me it's an tilded a and a paragraph sign

Greg W
05-10-2007, 10:09:21
Hmm, screenshot time.

Greg W
05-10-2007, 10:09:51
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
Do me it's an tilded a and a paragraph sign And no, I am not doing you!

Funko
05-10-2007, 10:10:25
No need, it's to do with what character encoding you have set in your browser. I'm using UTF-8.

Greg W
05-10-2007, 10:12:44
See what I mean...

http://users.bigpond.net.au/gregpw/garcon.jpg

MoSe
05-10-2007, 10:39:07
bah!

garç-on
garç-off

Drekkus
05-10-2007, 11:13:49
ç is just an upside down 5!!!

Greg W
05-10-2007, 11:16:53
With a small head!

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 11:20:18
Isn't ist Gaston?

http://www.nettown.be/ecard/images/g_lag_35239.jpg

Drekkus
05-10-2007, 11:24:22
Isn't ist, oder soll?

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 11:25:19
sollte

Drekkus
05-10-2007, 11:33:33
sollte pretzels

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 11:38:51
zoere heern

Drekkus
05-10-2007, 11:47:13
hollandische matjes

MoSe
05-10-2007, 11:51:45
Gefillte fisch!

JM^3
05-10-2007, 14:19:38
What is interesting is people in other feilds often use Doctor/etc. but in physics we all just use first names.

JM

MoSe
05-10-2007, 14:20:25
you'll name your son Doctor??????

mr_B
05-10-2007, 14:24:57
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
Isn't ist Gaston?

http://www.nettown.be/ecard/images/g_lag_35239.jpg that's Guust Flater you fewl

MDA
11-10-2007, 15:18:41
So is (hon), not (hons), "honorary" or "with honors"?

insert "u"'s and "FOK U"'s where appropriate

Funko
11-10-2007, 15:27:46
Hon before a degree or (h.c.) after a degree would normally indicate it was honorary.

Rt. Hon

Stands for Right Honourable, which is a member of the privy council, any current or former UK cabinet minister.

Vincent
11-10-2007, 16:03:46
Right on!

MDA
11-10-2007, 17:10:10
Ahh, thanks! You probably saved the US government six figures in contracting fees to get the bottom of that.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
11-10-2007, 18:16:39
Originally posted by JM^3
What is interesting is people in other feilds often use Doctor/etc. but in physics we all just use first names.

JM

"Jon Miller, Jon" in varying spellings?

Funko
12-10-2007, 08:44:11
Originally posted by MDA
Ahh, thanks! You probably saved the US government six figures in contracting fees to get the bottom of that.

Shit, I'd have done it for 5 figures!