Holdernesse, 6th Duke, K.G, P.C.’, – half the alphabet!

or so Sherlock Holmes said to Dr. Watson in the Adventure of the Priory School. But the British aristocracy would be put to shame by the post-nominals available to academics. To wit, the current issue of Journal of Opioid Managment includes an article by John S. Henshaw, MBBS, MMed, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA. The last of these is explained here

A challenge to RBCers: Anyone know a professional credential that is more ponderous than FFPMANZCA?

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

3 thoughts on “Holdernesse, 6th Duke, K.G, P.C.’, – half the alphabet!”

  1. My first two initials are JD. When I got my JD degree, my father suggested that I go on and get a doctorate and then become a Jesuit priest so I could be JD X JD SJD SJ.

  2. There’s a German joke, illustrating the agglutinative possibilities of the language, about the allegedly genuine job title Oberdonaudampfschifffahrtgesellschaftskapitän (captain for the Upper Danube Steamship Company). This would presumably acronymize as ODDSFGSK.

    Aren’t FANZCA and its even hippier offshoot FFPMANZCA rival festivals in the War On Christmas?

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