That's a very interesting response. An "Accolade" is defined as an honor, and conferring of praise. Something that once someone accomplishes it, one would think that it is theirs. It's a good thing that the Boy Scouts of America doesn't take back a scout's eagle scout badge, because they turn 19 and can't earn anymore merit badges. It's a good thing that a bowling league doesn't take back a bowler's trophy, simply because they don't have enough money to bowl the next year. It's a good thing that the NFL doesn't take back all the players superbowl rings, simply because their team didn't make the play offs the next year. It's a good thing for everyone's sake that employers (with the exception of Enron) don't take back their employees paychecks, because they are laid off the next week or the company's CEO didn't get that big bonus check that he wanted. This could go on and on and on, but I think by now everyone who reads this should get the idea - That once someone has earned something, then it's yours to keep or do what you want with. Maybe instead of using the word accolade for this little symbol that no one can physically touch, and really has no true meaning, it could be called "The thing that you get to keep, as long as you keep doing it for ever and ever". Or maybe just don't bother giving something out at all, since they are just going to take back anyway !!!!!!