Pairing my knowledge of the word ‘mister’ and the fact that arrest refers to stopping a boat, it is now clear that when a police officer stops someone or arrests someone, in legal terms what is happening is that they are stopping a (fictitious) boat and thou is considered the captain or mister/master of that boat.
They ask for your (plural) name (of the boat!) and thy name as the captain. Then they bring the boat in / arrest it.
They may say they are arresting ‘you’, which is always plural, and they are pulling over the captain/mister/master, the boat, and any other fictitious crew that may be on board.
So remember, thou is not a mister. Thou is a man or woman without a title.
Thou does not have a first and last name, and they are not joined together. Thou has a given name and a family name.
Thou does not have a name. Boats have names.
It’s all about maritime principles. They have jurisdiction over maritime events so they want to get you into the maritime jurisdiction. Don’t let them!
- Thou is not mister or miss!
- Using Mister and Miss is NOT polite. It turns people into navy personnel.
- Real world or fiction – There are two things happening, which is thou agreeing to?
- Evergreen SHIP arrested. Only ships are arrested. Is thou a ship?
- Personage & Barratry