A new court ruling has created a compromise between men who want to call themselves a doctor for no apparent reason and the rest of society.
Under the ruling, anyone with a physics degree can continue to adopt the prefix Dr, despite their apparent lack of any medical training. But under the terms of the compromise, the public are entitled to carry on thinking these people are uppity cunts.
On the steps of Walton on Thames magistrates court, Dr Hook was the first to congratulate the men behind the ruling. 'This is a victory for common sense.' he said.
Traditionally people have respected the title of Doctor, with its connotations of someone being an upstanding member of the community. And we are upholding that tradition, said Capital Radio DJ and reality show panelist Dr Fox. 'The idea that any arsehole with delusions of grandeur can call himself doctor is complete nonsense,' said Dr Fox. 'We have to earn that title, in the same way that others might earn respect.'