The word chivalrous is derived from the Old French word, chevalerie. That Old French word is derived from the Medieval Latin word, caballarius, meaning horseman. So, in reality, what the question is asking is, ‘Would You Consider Yourself Horseman?’ No. I don’t really like horses, and that, coupled with bad grammar, really fries my potatoes.
Of course, chivalry is medieval. Something to do with knights. Code of conduct. 10 commandments. I failed history, by the way. Me trying to teach you history is like Steven Segal trying to teach you how to knit.
One must believe the Church’s teachings and observe all the Church’s directions. Nope. Defend the Church. Yes. Respect and defend all weaknesses. Huh? Love your country. It’s all right. Do not recoil before an enemy. Hmm. Show no mercy to the infidel. Uh-huh. Perform all duties that agree with the laws of God. Any more? Never lie or go back one’s word. That’s nice. Be generous to everyone. Even dicks? Always and everywhere, be right and good against evil and injustice. Yea! Vigilante justice! Jeez. These knights were insane.
Of course, that doesn’t confide with the modern view of chivalry. But it is the dictionary definition of chivalry. So chivalrous, meaning, relating to chivalry, isn’t something I care about in any way, shape or form. As I’m not a knight. Regarding the modern meaning, which is being courteous and gallant, especially to women, well, I try to be those things to everyone. Not just women. Strive to be the best that you can be and that’s good enough.
Am I chivalrous? For one definition, I try. For the other? Meh.
The Friday Bonus Question:
Plucked from the basement of the internet, a bewildering real question that defies logic and an answer, here for you to ponder:
Can you pierce your ears with a hole-puncher?
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