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Subject:  Re: Poll: Should andrew become a Baron of Sealan Date:  10/18/2012  2:04 AM
Author:  andrew61 Number:  649462 of 737069

Baron conjures up Red Baron to me. And Barron Hilton, grandfather of Paris Hilton. And Baron von Münchhausen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_M%C3%BCnchhausen

Even before his death, Münchhausen's reputation as a storyteller was exaggerated by several writers, giving birth to a fully fictionalized literary character usually called simply Baron Munchausen. The (fictional) Baron's exploits, usually narrated by himself, focus on his impossible achievements as a hunter, warrior, and traveler, including rides on cannonballs and trips to the moon.



I think Baron von Münchhausen more aptly captures my old BF whom I wrote about in a previous post -- the guy who suffered delusions and fashioned himself a Baron of Bohemia and Moravia, and who told stories such as having gone to school with Prince Andrew -- stories that turned out to be fiction.
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