Poll: Would you bow to royalty
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Yes
55 27%
No
147 73%
Voters: 202.
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#82
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#83
Are we talking like Elrond or Galadriel levels of royalty, or assholes like Theoden?

Because I sure aint bowing to some back-water horse-breeder who lives in a castle made of shit and paste and calls himself king.
#85
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Do explain where my logic is flawed.

Well they didn't do those things so you shouldn't really have anything against them. And I don't really respect them. Not any more than any one else that is. It's just a social custom. Like shaking hands.

If someone refuses to bow down or whatever they just look like a tool. It's nothing worth getting all high and mighty about.
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#87
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You're reading too much into it, it is a custom. You are not literally showing them that they are better than you or anything like that.
As for whether they deserve to be bowed to that's up to each individual. However, the royal family does do a hell of a lot of charity work. I don't think that we need the royal family nor do I agree with much of what they've done. However, since it is a custom I would bow.

If you wanna feel like a big shot idealist that won't bow to the powers that be then please go right ahead because I really could care less.

Stop reading into things so much that every topic becomes a them vs. us issue.


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#88
I would. Mostly out of respect I guess. I don't look to offend for no reason
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#89
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Well they didn't do those things so you shouldn't really have anything against them. And I don't really respect them. Not any more than any one else that is. It's just a social custom. Like shaking hands.

If someone refuses to bow down or whatever they just look like a tool. It's nothing worth getting all high and mighty about.


Social customs are meant to change, what was once acceptable or prohibited is now the otherwise. Yes, they had nothing to do with those things, and if them having nothing to with those things is no reason to detest them, why is it not a reason to treat them like ordinary people with no special privilege?

It's a social custom that has no intellectual background whatsoever.
#90
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Social customs are meant to change, what was once acceptable or prohibited is now the otherwise. Yes, they had nothing to do with those things, and if them having nothing to with those things is no reason to detest them, why is it not a reason to treat them like ordinary people with no special privilege?

It's a social custom that has no intellectual background whatsoever.


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#92
I would , the queen always seems like a nice failsafe incase parliament goes tits up and it's the one thing that the scots , english and welsh have in common besides a language.
#94
I would just out of respect, like I call men older than me sir and women ma'am. And usually older people are addressed as Mr. and Mrs. soandso unless they say it's okay for me to call them Bob instead of Mr. Bob.
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#95
I'd nod to them politely, but I don't bow to people as a general rule, it encourages douche-like behavior on their part.
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#96
If I was in their country/nation, yes. It's the same thing as giving the president the presidential treatment. If I saw them somewhere else, I'd nod my head, but nothing more.
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#97
i don't understand this whole social customs argument people are putting up.

i mean, who cares? the same people probly don't do other things that most people have done in the past. it's not like people are saying they would flash a brown eye at them istead.

also the eyeball avatar is slightly disturbing

edit: for the record i would probly bow if they bowed to me aswell, a mutual respect on a human level thing, even if they are reptiles.
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#98
Well considering the fact that I am better than everybody, no I would not. In fact, they should bow to ME, as I am the greatest human being ever lived, royalty schmoyalty.
#99
You guys do realise that you aren't expected to bow in the presence of royalty unless it is a small group or personal meeting, and frankly, if you don't at list dip your head when you're meeting anybody formally then you're rather an uncouth lout, but then I expect no less from UG.
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#100
Id do it just to get it out of the way and not wanting to rustle someone for no reason . Especially someone like the queen.

I do agree that royalty isnt special as they were simply born into it by chance though. That said its not how its seen the world over so for the sake of appearances id do it.

Do the detractors to this honestly see it as proclaiming you are less than someone else? Its a formality that while pointless isnt harmful in any way.

"I bow to no one" oohhhh so edgy and hardcore. Get over yourselves.
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#101
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Are we talking like Elrond or Galadriel levels of royalty, or assholes like Theoden?

Because I sure aint bowing to some back-water horse-breeder who lives in a castle made of shit and paste and calls himself king.


I always wonder why Theoden chooses to reside in some tiny little hall most of the time when he has a baller-ass fortress in Helm's Deep?
#102
The royalty do ALOT of serious work for charity and certainly alot more than some selfish wealthy people , it's not like they sit on their arse all day , they do actually work.
#103
My respect is to be earned through deeds rather than ancestry.
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#105
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The royalty do ALOT of serious work for charity and certainly alot more than some selfish wealthy people , it's not like they sit on their arse all day , they do actually work.


Isn't Prince Bill a search and rescue helicopter pilot? I mean if any vocation deserves respect...
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#106
No, I insulted a Lord and Lady one time at St. Michael's Mount St levins. Stupid blue blood idiots thought they were better than me
#107
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I always wonder why Theoden chooses to reside in some tiny little hall most of the time when he has a baller-ass fortress in Helm's Deep?

Simple. His hall is comfortable. And, for the record, the books give his hall much more justice (size- and comfort-wise) than the movies do. I mean, in the movies, you see like 4 rooms of the hall; you never see the like 30 other rooms that are implied in the books.
#109
I don't know about any of you, but I have a Royal Family, I'm British. - It's like, asking an American what would they do if they met the President... The answer quite simply is
"follow protocol."

If I have to bow to meet the Queen or who ever then, so be it.

I'm not fussed one way or the other.
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#110
I'd curtsey. Don't want to look rude. Afterall the only time I'd probably meet the a royal would be to receive an award, and then I'd be simply displaying my gratitude.
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#111
I've met someone who's been introduced to the Queen before... I was on Jury Service with him, he was telling me what you have to do and stuff and how he got to meet her, it was in his line of work... Top Secret Civil Servant guy, I think.
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#112
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Simple. His hall is comfortable. And, for the record, the books give his hall much more justice (size- and comfort-wise) than the movies do. I mean, in the movies, you see like 4 rooms of the hall; you never see the like 30 other rooms that are implied in the books.



not to derail but this. I was disappointed when they showed it in theaters. Made him look like a peasent compared to the King i read of in the books.

Also Helms Deep isnt made for long term living. Its a last option fallback desinged to be a "in case of emerngency press this button" type of thing. A giant saferoom to ride out bad times. You saw what happened in the books and films though. Once breached it becomes a tomb for all inside as you only have one way in or out. Not the best for long term arrangements and safety. The true definiton of a last resort.
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#113
Also love the badasses on here.

Its a formality once again get over yourselves. Id say the only ones who yap about "They think they are better than us blah blah" and "id tell them to this or that" are likely crummy individuals themselves and feel in their own minds that they are inferior causing them to be rustled mightily. IF you didnt feel like less you wouldnt be offended by bowing cause you wouldnt actually give a shit.

Now i could understand if they have actually talked down to or looked down on you personally but other than that its a formality that while pointless is observed everywhere.

"My respect is to be earned through deeds and not ancestry". Cool story bro.
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#115
OMG OMG OMG....

I logged in to Facebook today to see my EX girlfriend post.

Bucket list - formal introduction to the Queen - tick. Just one of the perks of working on *** ******* *********'* ** **********.


Like omg. I think she met the Queen yesterday; I've now met two people who's met the Queen, and I know one of them, that's kind of freaky, but cool. (Well not really freaky, but cool still).
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#116
Royals poop too.
You who build these altars now

To sacrifice these children
You must not do it anymore
#117
You've read that book too.

Everyone Poops

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#118
No I haven't, but now that you've made me aware of its existence I definitely will. Best title ever.
You who build these altars now

To sacrifice these children
You must not do it anymore