People Who Are Not Actually Doctors

We’ve all met that person. The guy or gal who insists on the “Dr.” prefix once they get their doctoral degree.

I suppose it isn’t surprising, given that virtually every graduate student comes to a point in their career where they end up having to explain how “they aren’t that type of doctor” to someone they love dearly.

7 thoughts on “People Who Are Not Actually Doctors”

  1. I need to concede the fact that I just sort of drew the Tom Baker incarnation and casually referred to him as “Dr. Who”.

    I loved the show as a kid but a lot of it probably went right over my head, and I had forgotten the ambiguity of The Doctor’s name is a running theme.

    But I am not the only one who has committed this mistake (indeed, the original scripts apparently called for the characters to refer to “The Doctor” as “Dr. Who”). Don your beard and go to this link to explore the issue:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_%28Doctor_Who%29#Alias_.22The_Doctor.22

    I hope that you will all find the amended comic that I am about to put as a sufficient penance.

  2. Doh! That really should have been in there….I might amend the current comic before I put the next one up (hopefully soon).

  3. That would be Julius Eriving, commonly known as “Dr. J”, a famous basketball player from the mid 70’s to the mid 80’s.

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