Well it's a good thing that I didn't jet off to Germany over the weekend because I totally missed the news from Friday.
Drs. Vino and Debs, and the Winedoctor too, you all might want to read this carefully.
. . . researchers in Germany have faced criminal probes in recent months for using the title "Dr." on their business cards, Web sites and resumes . . .
Under a little-known Nazi-era law, only people who earn PhDs or medical degrees in Germany are allowed to use "Dr." as a courtesy title.
. . .
Violators can face a year behind bars. (!!)
And then it gets worse, after it seems to get better.
Last week, state education ministers met in Berlin and recommended that the law be modified so anyone holding a doctorate or medical degree from America could be addressed as "Dr." without running afoul of the police.
Anyone with a PhD from Canada, Japan or the rest of the non-European world would still be excluded.
Okay, so maybe all the doctors I mentioned above might not need to worry much longer, but I may need to seriously think about mothballing this site before I ever visit Cologne.
Read the whole story in last week's Washington Post.