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Old 02-20-2013, 04:25 PM
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Its not witty, nor is it humorous - but it is predictable.

The majority will not find it racist at all and put it down to "Good old Phil, putting his foot in it". However, if Charles, Andrew or any other royal did this, there would be an outcry.

Why should longevity protect individuals?
Prince Philip fought in a war to protect our Freedom of Speech! I doubt there would be an outcry because most people would see common sense.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:32 PM
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I don't think we even regard them as gaffes.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:39 PM
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It is not a good thing, IMO, that remarks are acceptable by one individual and condemned by another. That is, in itself, prejudice.

I say that knowing that I am a hypocrite because I never worried when my Dad said something "outrageous" and that I've never seen Enid Blyton as racist but of her time and I think this is what is hacking me off about this.

The world is rewriting books, films, and lives to make them more PC to meet todays standards than accepting them as "of their time".

I've wandered off again - sorry folks!
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:54 PM
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The world is rewriting books, films, and lives to make them more PC to meet todays standards than accepting them as "of their time".
I know and it is just plain silly. When I read articles about not being able to teach "The Merchant of Venice" or "Huckleberry Finn" in schools or how Demi Moore wanted to give "The Scarlet Letter" a feminist ending I think we are dumbing down the world.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:34 AM
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You are so right. Political Correctness is an all pervading disease that destroys original thought and brilliant ideas. It kill the hope and suffocates the dream.

Prince Philip is, IMO, totally aware of this and is taking his stand against such cods wallop. Every time he takes one of these little shots I think of a 1980's wall poster "The Last Great Act of Defiance" - which pictures a small mouse looking up and flicking 'the bird' to a giant eagle swooping down on it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:41 AM
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You are so right. Political Correctness is an all pervading disease that destroys original thought and brilliant ideas. It kill the hope and suffocates the dream.

Prince Philip is, IMO, totally aware of this and is taking his stand against such cods wallop. Every time he takes one of these little shots I think of a 1980's wall poster "The Last Great Act of Defiance" - which pictures a small mouse looking up and flicking 'the bird' to a giant eagle swooping down on it.
That´s so true!No Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain would exist if they had to cope with such extreme PC as we have today.I understand you shouldn´t use words like "nigger" but some other complaints by the PC-police are just plain ridiculous!
By the way,I also looked up "The Last Great Act of Defiance" and enjoyed the image,it is telling a lot.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:10 PM
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In the Norman Parkinson interview with Princess Anne in 1983, towards the end of the interview, he asks her if she speaks "Australian". Anne says "Not strictly speaking, no. I enjoy listening to it, and occasionally pick up the odd word." She then proceeds to tell a funny story she had heard about how last war, there was a general doing the rounds at a hospital and there were some Australian troops. The general comes across a seriously wounded soldier and says to him "You didn't come in here to die." Anne then says in an Australian accent, "No, I came in yesterday!"

Now we know where she gets her sense of humour from!
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Just discovered this gaffe on tumblr;
http://threewholewords.tumblr.com/po...ad-if-jimmy-is
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:19 AM
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What a nice gaffe from Prince Philip and a clever observation too!I hope that everyone took it with humour and did not get offended by his witty answer:-)
(The Queen asked how much sight the boy had left and he answered:"Not a lot,judging by the tie he is wearing")
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I so agree with you. How much fun would that be to sit and have tea with Prince Phillip. Although it will never happen to me, sounds like a load of fun.
That would be fun, it will probably never happen to me either though!
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Prince Philip asks Polish scientist: 'Did you come here to pick raspberries?' | Cambridge News | Latest News Headlines From Cambridge City & Cambridgeshire | National News By Cambridge News

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On his visit to the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Prince Philip is reported to have asked a Polish research student: “Did you come here to pick raspberries?”
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Lmao about everything is getting PC. Oh God forbid people don´t want to be ignored, misstreated etc. How very dare they?
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That was such a brilliant moment. The DoE is without a doubt the coolest.
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While not all readers would necessarily be familiar with the English expression, Prince Philip is widely known for regularly using what is euphemistically referred to as 'fluent French'.
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That man is a national treasure. lmao every time the PC brigade gett snotted at him.

Prince Philip, wit extraordinay married to HM Queen Elizabeth, embodiment of all things correct. Hmm . . . the must have a ball when sharing "did you see/hear that"?
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ROYAL / MALTA: Queen and Prince Philip visit celebrating 60th wedding anniversary: evening reception / Romilly Weeks and Prince Philip
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Visiting Terminal Two at Heathrow Airport today:

"If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort, provided you don't travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly".
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:10 PM
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Visiting Terminal Two at Heathrow Airport today:

"If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort, provided you don't travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly".
That's our Philip!
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Visiting Terminal Two at Heathrow Airport today:

"If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort, provided you don't travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly".
I think this quote was actually from a different day. I think it was when they opened Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport a few years back.

Either way it's still a funny quote. I find it hard to believe he has never flown Economy.
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Yes, this quote actually dates back to 2002 (or so), if I recall correctly.
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