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To get really wound up by people who put letters after their name on Facebook!

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123lekl Tue 28-Jun-16 13:29:54

Just what I said in my title really! For example 'Jabe Bloggs BSc hons' as their Facebook name.
I accept it's irrational that it winds me up so much but it seems odd. Are they showing off? Proud? Think it's just what people do when they've graduated? Or am I overthinking it?!

timeandtide Tue 28-Jun-16 13:31:36

I have never seen that! However if and when I do I will think "what a knob!"

doesntmatterwhoyouare Tue 28-Jun-16 13:32:47

If they just graduated I think its ok and kind of sweet tbh - yabu

If they graduated 2+ yrs ago and its anything other than Dr Bloggs type titles - yanbu

DonkeyOaty Tue 28-Jun-16 13:35:01

Haha never seen that before

<considers changing name on FB to Donkey Oaty Desmond>

acasualobserver Tue 28-Jun-16 13:36:08

I would think it was weird but it wouldn't wind me up.

RaeSkywalker Tue 28-Jun-16 13:37:19

I have never seen that before! I'd unfollow then. The ones that get on my nerves are the ones like:

'Hannahfulltimemummy Potter'


'Hannahmummytoprincess Potter'

Gives me an unreasnoble amount of rage blush

MarklahMarklah Tue 28-Jun-16 13:40:49

Dh knows someone who does this. The guy is a twat.

londonrach Tue 28-Jun-16 13:42:35

Wow, first time ive heard of this! This it says something about the person who does it....

MaisieDotes Tue 28-Jun-16 13:45:03

I haven't seen this but I once came across someone who had their letters on their chequebook. I was embarrassed for them, frankly, and I'm usually a live and let live type of person.

It was Joe Bloggs B.A. iirc.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Tue 28-Jun-16 13:49:12

I know someone who called himself 'Dr' on Facebook. He went around telling people he had a doctorate in 'Mythological History' - did he fuck. It was the doctorate that was mythical! grin

slugsinmygarden Tue 28-Jun-16 14:01:49

No one gives a shit if you have a degree or not apart from your employer or potential employer.

Anyone who does this goes down in my estimation. Save it for LinkedIn if you must!


Slugsinmygarden B.A

TiggyOBE Tue 28-Jun-16 14:13:31


Sighing Tue 28-Jun-16 14:16:04

That's bizarre and I've never seen it.

I'd mess with them. Start putting LTB or STFU after my name.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Tue 28-Jun-16 14:20:31

Never seen it.

Have seen the Jenna fulltimemummytomyprinceandprincess Jones though.


mmmuffins Tue 28-Jun-16 14:20:34

Ive never seen this, and my first thought is how unnecessary, as Facebook already allows you to list and make public all your educational history!

CountessOfStrathearn Tue 28-Jun-16 14:24:49

If it is people who are just graduating now, I'd think it was quite sweet for a short while, just like when I got my final results from medical school (a long time now!), I called my parents and said "Hello. It's Dr Strathearn here!" to let them know I'd passed.

I've never seen anyone change their FB name to include their letters though and wouldn't expect it beyond the next couple of weeks if I did.

That said, a lot of people seem to have friends on FB who do all sorts of bizarre things, whereas all my friends seem to be normal!

pinkyredrose Tue 28-Jun-16 14:49:32

Don't go on Facebook? I've stopped looking at it and have discovered it's good for my blood pressure not to!

Tallblue Tue 28-Jun-16 14:52:40

I've never seen this but if I did, it would wind me up. Blatant show-offery.

Once at work, a colleague left a message for me on my desk and finished it off with his name and MA credentials....on a ruddy post it note!!!

cardibach Tue 28-Jun-16 14:56:29

I think it's odd and unnecessary, but I think all this 'he must be a twat if he uses his letters/academic title' business is part on the anti-intellectualism which has got us into our current mess.

MargaretCavendish Tue 28-Jun-16 14:56:34

I've never seen this but agree it's hideous! I feel a bit embarrassed about using 'Dr' for my title (partly because I'm an academic, but people assume I'm a medical doctor) - I never used to do it at all before I got married, but I find it's the one way to stop people randomly designating me as 'Mrs'.

Nannawifeofbaldr Tue 28-Jun-16 14:57:51

I'm not sure that I believe that anyone does this! My FB friends list is full of PhDs, and other learned people. Not a letter to be seen.

MargaretCavendish Tue 28-Jun-16 15:00:27

I've just realised that that makes it sound like I use 'Dr' on Facebook - I don't, of course! I just meant in general day to day situations where I'm asked for a title!

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Tue 28-Jun-16 15:00:55

If just graduated and very proud of themselves it's okay. Temporarily only.

Otherwise they are a dick. Reminds me of an ex I had who was nearly 30 and still liked to go on (and on and on) about his degree. He even wore a ring that apparently was a special ring you could only wear if you had graduated from this particular uni. It would make people respect him he said. It made me dump him. Twat.

mmgirish Tue 28-Jun-16 15:04:49

I have never seen any of these things. You need better friends.

Jackie0 Tue 28-Jun-16 15:05:30

I would assume they were a bit insecure and feel bad for them , in a totally PA way wink

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