The list of things that could go wrong cavorting with this girl won't stop scrolling!
It might be a way to get the Captain in trouble if Tank plays his cards right. The ILR Captain is smitten.
I don't believe we've seen the ILR use of the term 'honorable'. One wonders if linguistic drift is another difference between Confed space and ILR space.
There seems to have been a lot of linguistic "drift" between planets in the Albedoverse. Regarding the ILR and ConFed, the use of the term "Honorable" may not even be universal within the ConFed,
We were told at one point that the ILR was trying to change their technology to make it incompatible with ConFed tech. It would certainly be possible for the ILR to try to deliberately change the language to increase the difference between the rabbits and the rest; look at what has happened with Hindi versus Urdu or Serbian versus Croat.