The other day Ben was repeatedly opening and then slamming his door and I called up "Hey, what's with the all the banging, Dr. Slammydoorskins?" or something like that.
Rachel said "Why is he a doctor?"
I said "I don't know. Would you rather he be a professor?"
And she said "I don't know. Why do they need to be professional?"
I took that to mean "Why not an athlete or creative title?" and that was interesting to think about... the creative and sports community has failed to create easy titles to describe themselves.
It's not like people introduce themselves as "Pianist Schroeder B. Schultz" or "Painter Irene Adler" or "Cinemer Cary Grant" or "Tenista John McEnroe" the way you would "Detective Jim Brass," "Dr. Perry Cox," "Mayor Bloomberg" or "President Ronald Reagan." It's always "So-and-so, sport player" or "Award-winning actor so-and-so."
You could say they're not defined by a title, but on the other hand, it's harder to find something to hang the hat on.
(Ok, there seems to be a few like "Golfer" but then many say that's even barely a sport.)
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