World: Divorce Is U

The fact that Britons, unlike Americans, are created unequal is a source of fascination to British Journalist Ron Hall. 27, a Cambridge-educated bricklayer's son with an encyclopedic knowledge of what is U, non-U, and parvenU. Two years ago, he formulated Hall's Law, which states that "the higher a person's social position, the more names he's likely to have (e.g., Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunketty-Earnle-Earle-Drax)." Delving further into the small print of Debrett's Peerage, Hall emerged with another proposition, published last week with a statistical breakdown in Town magazine. Hall's Second Law: "Proneness...

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