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So many people get honours and such for doing things like working in television for long periods of time or silly things that you hear about like someone working in a chip shop for years.

There's real heros about and by heros I mean people who do loads of work and get no recognition even locally then someone who does far less may be on local news all the time or gets awards like queens honours.

But what do you think?
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i heard you can buy them on ebay now.
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I think a lot of them are given out for silly reasons.
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Yeah some of them are a load of rubbish :yep:
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Almost all of them are ridiculous.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/nort...nd/7453645.stm sorry, but that's a load of rubbish.
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(Original post by L i b)
I think a lot of them are given out for silly reasons.
Like Paul O'Grady! 20 years of dressing in drag then an awful talk show is worth an Honour? I don't think so!
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It's true.

Generally you have to be a celebrity or an arse kisser to get one.

Otherwise I think it's a good idea.
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I'm happy "Big C" Cyrille Regis got one! He's one of my heroes.

It's great that the Queen notices him :love:
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Cyril Regis? Who the hell is that? Never heard of him
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(Original post by Titch89)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/nort...nd/7453645.stm sorry, but that's a load of rubbish.

Really. I think you need to offer an explanation as to why it's "a load of rubbish."
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I think the fundamental idea behind them is excellent. However, I believe their actual value to anyone is seriously reduced as they are awarded for some of the most trivial things that really do not deserve recognition above everyone else and what they do. If they were used to honour those who actually deserve it they would be a fantastic idea.
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Can I contradict the opinions expressed on here?
While some of the celebrity ones are suspicious, those awarded to 'ordinary' (for want of a better word) people, e.g. the military, are well deserved.
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(Original post by Age_of_Innocence)
Really. I think you need to offer an explanation as to why it's "a load of rubbish."
All he's done is score goals and play football for his country. There are people more deserving of MBEs.

Since when could forein people get MBEs? My dad said they couldn't, yet Jim Cronin (for his work he did with Monkey World, he deserved it) got one and he was American.:confused:
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(Original post by Titch89)
Since when could forein people get MBEs? My dad said they couldn't, yet Jim Cronin (for his work he did with Monkey World, he deserved it) got one and he was American.:confused:
They can get them, as Sir Michael Terrence Wogan did, but it's honorary.
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All he's done is score goals and play football for his country. There are people more deserving of MBEs.
Yes, and there are people less deserving. Don't call the MBE of Healy a disgrace when David Beckham has an OBE, without achieving any real successes for his country.
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(Original post by Age_of_Innocence)
Yes, and there are people less deserving. Don't call the MBE of Healy a disgrace when David Beckham has an OBE, without achieving any real successes for his country.
Where have I ever said Beckham deserves an OBE?:confused:
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Where have I ever said Beckham deserves an OBE?:confused:

You didn't. I was merely highlighting that it is nothing new for professional footballers to often acquire orders of chivalry, and showing my surprise that you chose to highlight the MBE given to Healy as "rubbish" when he has also helped charities and generally enjoys the support of both sides of the Northern Irish community (a postive thing in itself).
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Nice of you to give me some negative rep as well. How thoughtful of you.

edit: Cheers to whoever it was that pos. repped me.
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Yeah some of them are a load of rubbish :yep:
Indeed they are just like the monarchy.
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