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Etiquette experts face a new challenge in addressing Sir Elton John's partner

It was simple in the old days: A knight was a sir and his spouse a lady.

But Sir &to=' target=_blank>Elton John's civil union has etiquette authorities and other experts wringing their hands in confusion over what title _ if any _ his new partner David Furnish might take.

"He can't be Lady Elton John, now can he?" said Hugh Peskett, a consultant editor for Burke's Peerage as he puzzled over the question.