I recognised only one although I didn't look very hard - after all, that's what our grandfathers fought for.
I'd previously sent him an email on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society suggesting he attend one of their introductory sessions for politicians.
He replied that as a previous winner of the Sir Edward Collingwood prize in Probability and Statistics he thought the session might be not be at an appropriate level.
Couldn't decide if that made him a wanker or not.
It's a good reply to have up your sleeve.
I'd go for wanker gradually turning to grudging kudos.
I think that's where I ended up.