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Old 08-28-2012, 01:11 PM
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This one suggests he doesn't quite know what side his bread is buttered on.
I think the comment about tourism was more tongue 'n' cheek than anything else. He's probably more than aware what side his bread is buttered on . As someone who lives in a big city that serves as a tourist attraction, I can definitely identify with his sentiments; just go to Times Square area at any time of the day, and you'll see what he's talking about (though it's much worse during rush hour).
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:37 AM
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My wife and I were recently in London. We were among the millions of tourists who shuffled through the Duke of Edinburgh's city home this summer. Thoroughly enjoyed the Buckingham Palace tour, including the state rooms, Royal Mews and gardens. We were lucky to have caught the tour: her Majesty came down to London the following day (early than usual because of the Olympics), and they only run those state room tours during her absence. It was also just about the last glorious day before the drizzle set in.

One thing that struck us was that the start were extremely friendly and helpful, apparently happy as Larry to be working there. One cashier told us the secret was that they were given exquisite lunches.

But I digress...
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:06 AM
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One more from the DoE:

"I am nothing but a bloody amoeba. I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his own children."

(with regard to his children taking the name Windsor)
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:49 PM
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:08 AM
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Political correctness and cultural sensitivity are not bad concepts. However, they are severely eroded by certain political figures in stable well-developed European monarchies and republics.
"Political correctness" is a joke. People should be able to have their own beliefs and the freedom to express them. Leave the diplomacy and political correctness to diplomats.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:30 AM
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"Political correctness" is a joke. People should be able to have their own beliefs and the freedom to express them. Leave the diplomacy and political correctness to diplomats.
People can have their own beliefs, but if they offend others or humour is not understood then beliefs or opinions should in certain circumstance should be kept to themselves.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:37 AM
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People can have their own beliefs, but if they offend others or humour is not understood then beliefs or opinions should in certain circumstance should be kept to themselves.
It wouldn't be a problem at all if people didn't wear their feelings on their sleeve. Making people live in a politically correct society only weakens them. It behooves me to live my life as though I'm walking on eggshells.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:06 AM
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It wouldn't be a problem at all if people didn't wear their feelings on their sleeve. Making people live in a politically correct society only weakens them. It behooves me to live my life as though I'm walking on eggshells.
You sound like an army general. There is nothing wrong with wearing your feelings on your sleeve. We aren't robots after all. But there is a time and a place for everything.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:19 PM
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It wouldn't be a problem at all if people didn't wear their feelings on their sleeve. Making people live in a politically correct society only weakens them. It behooves me to live my life as though I'm walking on eggshells.
You don't have to walk on eggshells. Just treat strangers with respect, don't name-call and don't make ethnic/religious/racial/gender assumptions. Is that really so hard?
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:16 AM
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Philip: "If it doesn't fart or eat hay, [Princess Anne] is not interested."

That's our Anne! :)
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:28 AM
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:12 PM
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You don't have to walk on eggshells. Just treat strangers with respect, don't name-call and don't make ethnic/religious/racial/gender assumptions. Is that really so hard?
Exactly. I don't understand why some people think an expectation that they show basic courtesy is a drag on their freedom.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:58 PM
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It wouldn't be a problem at all if people didn't wear their feelings on their sleeve. Making people live in a politically correct society only weakens them. It behooves me to live my life as though I'm walking on eggshells.
For the most part I agree that the tender feelings of many people are so "precious" that it is almost impossible not to do or say something to raise their ire.

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You sound like an army general. There is nothing wrong with wearing your feelings on your sleeve. We aren't robots after all. But there is a time and a place for everything.
Now that is just rude. You are asking for consideration but name calling someone else for expressing their beliefs. The world is not entirely composed of "Army Generals" and "Robots" . . . there is, after all, the other 99.?% of the world's population.

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You don't have to walk on eggshells. Just treat strangers with respect, don't name-call and don't make ethnic/religious/racial/gender assumptions. Is that really so hard?
Actually yes, it is hard because name-calling is subjective as are ethnic/religious/racial and gender assumptions.

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Exactly. I don't understand why some people think an expectation that they show basic courtesy is a drag on their freedom.
Now this is a thread devoted to the Wit and Humour of Prince Philip and it seems to me that any time anyone laughs or agrees with his witticisms they are accused of being at best discourteous and at worst insensitive. As is Prince Philip!

I do not believe that Prince Philip is either and I do believe that there seems to be an incredibly sad lack of Wit or Humour left on this thread.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:34 AM
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Philip: "If it doesn't fart or eat hay, [Princess Anne] is not interested."

That's our Anne! :)
I can just hear her now: "Thanks, Dad!"
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I can just hear her now: "Thanks, Dad!"
with a big grin on her face. Them two know each other methinks.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:56 AM
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with a big grin on her face. Them two know each other methinks.
Oh, yeah, no question.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:54 PM
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Mr Brock said afterwards: 'He said 'Don't you believe in banks?' I just laughed and said 'I love my gold'.'
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:10 PM
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A legend!
Ah I love this one!! 91 years old and still quick as a flash with a one liner. It would take me much much longer to even think of something like that. It also makes the exchange between two virtual strangers so much more personal.

After reading the article about the Queen and the motorhome, it dawned on me that both her and Philip would be two people that would love something like that. Picture it.. Balmoral... frequently seen is the RV (Royal Victoria) leaving the castle for another weekend excursion in the wilds of Scotland. Destination unknown.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:48 PM
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Ah I love this one!! 91 years old and still quick as a flash with a one liner. It would take me much much longer to even think of something like that. It also makes the exchange between two virtual strangers so much more personal.

After reading the article about the Queen and the motorhome, it dawned on me that both her and Philip would be two people that would love something like that. Picture it.. Balmoral... frequently seen is the RV (Royal Victoria) leaving the castle for another weekend excursion in the wilds of Scotland. Destination unknown.
It should be called S*** Prince Philip Says!
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:59 PM
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One more from the DoE:

"I am nothing but a bloody amoeba. I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his own children."

(with regard to his children taking the name Windsor)
Poor guy! I think he was thrilled when Lady Louise came along and finally someone would use Mountbatten in public. Anne signed Mountbatten-Windsor on her marriage certificate, but of course she does not use a surname so Philip was thrilled when Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor came along.

Philip's sense of humour is wonderful and I think his children have all inherited that trait. He may be offensive at times, but I genuinely don't think he means to be.
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