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Do you think Dr. Seuss should be knighted?

Asked by Mtl_zack (6759points) May 27th, 2008

he was a great author and helped many children get over their fears. i personnally think he was a literary hero.

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Foolaholic's avatar

I should say so. If they knighted Paul McCartney, then why not Dr, Seuss?

bearfair's avatar

I thought he was dead…? Can you knight somebody posthumously?

buster's avatar

i think he would be a better suited as a saint.

marinelife's avatar

1. He could only receive an honorary knighthood as he was not a citizen of the commonwealth.

2. As a rule, they do not award knighthoods posthumously although there have been historic exceptions.

Why do you want to have him knighted?

Zaku's avatar

Hmm, I am imagining a reanimated skeletal Don Quixote-like knight drawn in Dr. Seuss style… what sinister purpose could be afoot?

susanc's avatar

Marina is double right. What an odd notion. But wasn’t he the BEST??

marinelife's avatar

Well, it is best said in his own words: “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” at least in the Seussian world.

AstroChuck's avatar

Are any of you aware that Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) was not very fond of children?

marinelife's avatar

@AstroChuck Well, again in his own words, he didn’t have a lot of time for adults: “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”

trogdor_87's avatar

Knighted! That would be an insult to the almighty Dr. Seuss. More like he should become a god, and be worshiped by his loyal followers.

And then the cat in the Hat said “O weary follower look to me, your furry friend for guidance, and thou shall see many rhymes and good times”.

jstringham21's avatar

They usually only knight living people. There are exeptions, but I don’t think Theodore falls under that category.

netspencer's avatar

He sure is an amazing person and he deserves great honor but I am not sure if being knighted is exactly the best fit for him. Not only is he no longer living but he is not British. Perhaps he could receive some other sort of award.

janbb's avatar

They cannot knight me, Sam I am,
but I can eat green eggs and ham.

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