We here at Wordmonster have no time for arbitrary authority,* little respect for institutions, and only the smallest amount of patience for frippery. That’s why we spit coffee all over our keyboard every time we read the words “his eminence” or “her highness” or any of the other hilariously hyperbolic ways people refer to the members of their nations’ royal families. Even if you don’t want to go as far as to say royal families shouldn’t exist at all (we’re happy to carry that torch alone, if necessary), we hope you’ll agree that no one should ever feel like they have to address a fellow human as “your eminence” with a straight face.

*We’re mostly okay with the kind of authority people command when they know what the hell they’re talking about, but even that can get out of hand sometimes.