So, Bono has received his honorary knighthood. While I don’t really have much patience with silly titles and all that archaic nonsense, if we have to have the silly things, at least Bono is a moderately worthy recipient. He’s made enough of a nuisance of himself on the issue of third world debt that some of the people with the power to do something about it are obliged to pay attention. And he’s made some quite wonderful music with the rest of U2, too.
As he’s not a British citizen, the knighthood is “honorary”, and we’re not supposed to call him “Sir”. But Bono has an answer to that:
You have permission to call me anything you want except Sir…Lord of lords, your demi-godness…
Yeah, one of those should do it.
 He’s a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) now, apparently