Wednesday, April 19, 2006

No more M'Lud

In India at least. From now on, Indian judges are to be called "Your Honour".

English judges were known as Your Lordship because they actually were Lords.

Canadians awkwardly adopted "My Lord" and "My Lady". Ontario abolished them a while back, and the Supreme Court of Canada have now taken on the less fawning "Justice."

A few provinces, including British Columbia, still get their lawyers to request their Lordships and Ladyships to take notice of their submissions. I'm not quite enough of an old fart yet to approve.

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