I notice that in our parliament, and those in other countries, the members insist on being called "the honourable one".
Definitely a term from the distant past.
This is what the honourable (he really is) Seth Godin thinks:
Honorable men (at least that’s what they called themselves) used to settle their disputes with dueling pistols.
Honorable women used to bind their feet and shame others that didn’t.
Honorable humans used to own slaves.
“Honorable” has always been measured against the current culture, not an absolute of what we’re capable of.
Over time, then, as the culture changes, what used to be honorable becomes dishonorable.
Sticking with it because it’s always been that way is a truly lousy reason to persist in a behavior that causes harm.
Still want to be called "Honourable"?