Ser vs. Sir

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Main Difference

The main difference between Ser and Sir is that the is gender neutral, as opposed to "Sir and is a way of setting Westeros apart from Medieval Europe. Also, ser gives the book more of a sense of environment, and setting. It's just a form of a figurative language to help the tone and setting of the story and Sir is a it is used as a polite or respectful way of addressing a man, especially one in a position of authority.

  • Ser (noun)

    An address or courtesy title to any person, especially if their gender and/or form of address are unknown.

    "Would ser care to dine this evening?"

  • Sir (noun)

    A man of a higher rank or position.

  • Sir (noun)

    A respectful term of address to a man of higher rank or position, particularly:

  • Sir (noun)

    to a knight or other low member of the peerage.

    "Just be careful. He gets whingy now if you don't address him as Sir John."

  • Sir (noun)

    to a superior military officer.

    "Sir, yes sir."

  • Sir (noun)

    A respectful term of address to any male, especially if his name or proper title is unknown.

    "Excuse me, sir, do you know the way to the art museum?"

  • Sir (noun)

    Used as an intensifier after yes or no.

    "Sir, yes sir."

  • Sir (verb)

    To address (someone) using "sir".

    "Sir, yes, sir!
    Don't you sir me, private! I work for a living!"

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