“I’m an Excellency?” said Vimes to Inigo.
“Yes, Your Grace.”
“And still My Grace as well?”
“Yes, Your Grace. You are His Grace His Excellency the Duke of Ankh-Morpork, Commander Sir Samuel Vimes, Your Grace.”
“Hang on, hang on… His Grace cancels out the Sir, I know that. It’s like having an ace in poker.”
“Strictly speaking that is true, Your Grace, but great score is set by titles here and it is best to play with a full deck, mmm.”
“I was once blackboard monitor at school,” said Vimes sharply. “For a whole term. Would that help? Dame Venting said no one could clean a blackboard like me.”
“A useful fact, Your Grace, which may possibly be helpful in the event of a tie-breaker, mmm, mhm,” said Inigo, his face carefully blank.
– blackboard monitor |
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant