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Duke of Edinburgh's best gaffes
The Telegraph ^
| The Telegraph
Posted on 06/23/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT by Dallas59
Here is a selection of his most notable quotes as he offers his own unique advice to people all over the world.
Speaking about the rate of British tax, he said: "All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury."
On seeing an exhibition of "primitive" Ethiopian art, he muttered: "It looks like the kind of thing my daughter would bring back from her school art lessons."
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TOPICS: History; Humor; Society
KEYWORDS: dukeedinburgh; dukeofedinburgh; gaffes; princephilip; uk
posted on 06/23/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT
And the point is?
(That he’s incorrigible?)
"All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury."
That's not a gaffe, it's an explanation.
A somewhat sensible, if not tongue in cheek one at that.
posted on 06/23/2014 10:08:41 AM PDT
(Bats left, votes right)
The point is that he has the b@lls to say what he thinks (and what most other people think, but are lacking said b@lls).
posted on 06/23/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT
(Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
Gaffes to thee, non-PC plain speaking to me.
(”Thee” being the Telegraph).
posted on 06/23/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT
((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
Somebody doesn’t understand what a gaffe is. He meant to say those things, exactly as he said them.
Those aren’t gaffe’s. They are evidence of a terrific understated sense of humor, the legendary British dry wit
posted on 06/23/2014 10:11:48 AM PDT
(Moderation is overrated)
Hilarious! The Queen must be humiliated every time he opens his mouth.
posted on 06/23/2014 10:19:13 AM PDT
Prince Phillip served with distinction in WW II in the navy, whose officers have a reputation for plain speaking.
posted on 06/23/2014 10:35:22 AM PDT
(Ingnorantia non excusat)
Prince Phillip was always a card, and now that he’s gone dotty, he’s really over the top when he gets away from his minders and speaks in public.
posted on 06/23/2014 10:36:39 AM PDT
("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
The best one!
"You look like you're ready for bed."
To the President of Nigeria, dressed in traditional robes.
posted on 06/23/2014 10:38:40 AM PDT
On the Royal Family's finances: "We go into the red next year. I shall probably have to give up polo."
That about sums up the problem on planet Earth.
posted on 06/23/2014 10:39:04 AM PDT
(One who commands, must obey.)
Good for him,especially on the Ethiopian Art comment.
Most “art” these days makes me feel as he does.
posted on 06/23/2014 10:40:03 AM PDT
Must be a slow news day. They usually only write this article if he's said something un-PC, and it doesn't appear that he did recently. I have to say that some of these "gaffes" really don't sound that bad:
Following the Dunblane massacre, he questioned the need for a firearms ban: "If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?"
posted on 06/23/2014 10:46:00 AM PDT
by Opinionated Blowhard
("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
Agree with the others - these aren’t gaffes. They’re also fall-down funny. He denies he said the one to the deaf kids, though.
Well, he did once call Helmut Kohl "Reichskanzler"...
Hint: The Title is obsolete and it's last bearer is not remembered fondly...
posted on 06/23/2014 11:01:57 AM PDT
(Just an opinion from atheist, minarchist and small-l libertarian.)
“Most art these days makes me feel as he does.”
“ART” today, can be a booger with a hair in it!
He said his happiest time was in World War II, serving on warships in the Royal Navy. He seems like a guy who would thrive in that environment.
Lots of points, but I think a major one is that expressing all honest opinion is now considered “gaffes”.
posted on 06/24/2014 12:38:01 AM PDT
Not so. The real problem is that on an imaginary planet Earth people are saying “We go into the red next year. Lets spend even more money we dont have.”
posted on 06/24/2014 12:40:15 AM PDT
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