He was appointed OBE in 1998, and knighted in 2009. He remarked that now everyone would know that he was married to a lady, something he had been aware of for many years – he and Lyn Purves were married in 1968.

4 thoughts on “Quite”

  1. bloke (not) in spain

    I was never sure of the wisdom of Pratchett’s OBE. It put him in the company of so many of the country’s utterly worthless.

  2. Surely he had always been married to a lady but from 2009 he found that he was also married to a Lady.

    I’m sure he has also always been “sir” to his barber and various of the more old school shopkeepers and bar staff he came across since the age of 18 as well.

  3. It was a serious moment when bus conductors stopped calling me “son”. I suspect that by the time “sir” might have become routine their species was extinct.

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