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Tim Peake, OMG!

So, having just checked the news at BBC, I come back reporting the Gawker bankruptcy story is the second on the ‘trending now’ list and the Queen’s Birthday Honours include a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George to the Brastronaut. So he is now styled Sir Tim Peake, OMG.

As an aside, the ‘degrees’ of that order (typically issued for services to the Crown ‘outside of the country,’ so, chiefly military...) and their respective abbreviations have been the subject of received snark: a Companion gets OMG (“Oh, My God!”), a Commander gets CMG (“Call Me God”), and a Grand Cross gets GCMG (“God Calls Me ‘God’”).


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