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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 6 months ago

Can someone with an honorary doctorate be called Dr.?

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  • 5 months ago

    It's not the least bit meaningful, and if the honoree insists on being called 'Doctor,' it is simply a vain pretention on his/her part. Honorary Doctorates have no place of prominence in the academic world, or in the professional world that the 'degree' represents.

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  • 6 months ago

    You can certainly call them that, and they'll be pleased and flattered. But if they were to call THEMSELVES 'Dr', people would laugh at how pretentious they sounded.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    You can call him Dr. Phony. To be a real Doktor he must have medals upon his chest.

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes, but we know it is an honorary doctorate so most people with one do not desire that honorific. they usually see it for what it is.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The doctors a few years ago had no degrees and everybody still called them doctors.

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  • Tavy
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    6 months ago

    They can but it is pretentious.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    If you want to be known as an idiot with an overly high opinion of themselves, go for it.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Nope...................................

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  • 6 months ago

    Anyone can call themselves a "Dr." - however, it is generally considered to be poor taste to claim to be so when one has an honorary degree only.

    • 6 months agoReport

      They say i cant be a doctor, they say i cant be a pilot

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Yes. It's amusing to people with real PhDs they earned how pretentious it sounds for someone with an honorary to insist on being called "Dr." Bill Cosby did that. You don't hear Oprah or Streep making that demand.

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