Lately, though, the UK has taken to dubbing rock stars, such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Mick Jagger to this singular honor. Fine with me. They're well-loved, loyal British subjects, they've represented their homeland well, brought in a lot of tax revenue to their homeland, spread a lot of good will, and they've done a lot of good for society in general, I suppose. They've earned their Sirs.
But now the Brits have reached out to Microsoft Emperor Bill Gates, of all people. He shan't be called "Sir," though -- that is reserved only for British subjects. Still, what the heck is the House of Windsor thinking?