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Jack Campin BS: Dr. Jill Biden Ed.D. and the WSJ (43) RE: BS: Professor Jill Biden Ed.D. and the WSJ 14 Dec 20


Grumpy Eleanor of Aquitaine

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It has come to my attention that a certain scribe is asserting that only chirurgiens and physicians are to use the honorific "Doctor" before their names. Coming as I do from the age that created the word "doctor", meaning "teacher," 600 years before the title was appropriated by barber-surgeons, here is my response:
"Hack. Scribbler. Doodler of poorly-executed marginalia. Puellus: A bit of advice on what may seem like a small but, I think, not unimportant matter. Any chance you might drop the ‘Dr.’ before your name? ‘Dr' sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic, unless you have studied the Seven Liberal Arts, read Aristotle, debated with fellow masters at the University of Paris, or translated Averroes from the original Arabic. A wise man once said that no one should call himself ‘Dr.’ unless he has established the ontological proof for the existence of God. Think about it, scribe, and forthwith drop the doc.”

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