Things you have been slow to realise


#662

I always thought it was Knights (when I was a kid and into LoTR and that).
It’s also a joke in the Sopranos, Tony’s Russian (?) girlfriend keeps calling him her “knight in white satin armour”.


#663

I guess I didn’t know it was a joke when I watched that (or never paid attention)! Ha.


#664

No because Scotch school years were split March-February when I was a lad.

Also, I’ve never heard the song.


#665

Still do, to this day.


#666

I hope this is true because I’m passing that fact on


#667

Same reason I always typo it as “cunty”.


#668

well crusader kings 2 told me so :nerd_face:

makes sense though doesn’t it, like duchy or barony


#669

Wait, what does pass the dutchie to the left hand side mean?

And who does that mean is in charge of a country :wink:

(Note: not my gag).


#670

I think it’s true in a broad sense but the English peerage has never had counts, so it’s not like there was ever a Count of Yorkshire or anything.


#671

No wonder the ruler of the country insisted on being addressed as your majesty or lord protector.


#672

Are you enjoying CK2? I’m DiS’s resident CK2 expert.


#673

Keep passing the joint round?

(Assume you were just making a Duchy/Dutchie gag, TBH)


#674

Wikipedia in fact says:

The British and Irishequivalent is an earl (whose wife is a “countess”, for lack of an English term).


#675

just realised why the shop Iceland is called Iceland.

*we don’t have them in Ireland


#676

Yes I did know that, but passing the duchy would mean passing a piece of land around… oh never mind


#677

You don’t want ice around your frozen food though, do you?


#678

Band of Gypsys is better than most of the Experience stuff.


#679

Even then, English counties have never strictly been aligned with Earldoms, or Dukedoms, or Baronetcies or whatever else.


#680

Yeah it sounds like a QI Klaxon waiting to happen to me


#681

We do have viscounts (basically, vice-counts) between earls and barons in the nobility ranks.