One-half of Deux Lectrices, writing about the things I read.
“And I am off to a party,” Griffin remarked. “Seems dukes are quite the popular commodity here in Manhattan.”
Sam made a face. “I thought the aristocracy was one of the things the Yanks hate about us.”
“You can take the American out of England ... ” Griffin grinned.
Is he a DUKE? This is the first I'm hearing about it...
Also, no Americans don't really care about aristocracy. At all. Rich people, however, like to rub elbows with other rich people, who are usually the only Americans who care about titles and wealth.
In short: Your DUKEness isn't as impressive as you'd like it to be.