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Everybody loves a lord

Posted by Masakim on August 15, 2003

In Reply to: Everybody loves a lord posted by Gary on August 15, 2003

: : Hello everybody!
: : I've another proverb!
: : I need to know if it is used in the English speaking countries and what is its meaning.
: : Thanks a lot for your useful help!
: : STE.

: I've never heard that in the UK.

[It is always said that an Englishman loves a lord. It would be more exactly to say that he is in love with lordliness. (_Spectator_, July 3, 1908)]

If pressed, he would probably have admitted that he was no exception to the adage that "Everybody Loves a Lord." (M. Nicholis, _Importance of Being Oscar_, 1980)