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Old 07-21-2006, 02:33 PM
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I don't know about most famous, but the one that her detractors always liked to throw back at her was "I'm thick as a plank". Which certainly was not true.
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:08 PM
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I don't know about most famous, but the one that her detractors always liked to throw back at her was "I'm thick as a plank". Which certainly was not true.
That's common with many self-deprecating comments. Written down on a page they lose their tone and humour, then get thrown back as a pejorative. The quick quip may go down well at the time, but the danger is that it will hang around for years to be brought up regularly as a put-down.
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:34 PM
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You really are stooping low when you resort to name-calling!

Personally I always found Diana rather vapid and didn't think she had an original thought in her head.
The quote was in context with how tall her sons were getting. Harry asked her if she thought he would be tall, too, and she said that she thought so, that height was a Spencer gene, and that the Windsors were PORG's. She wasn't name calling, just stating a fact with a harmless attempt at humor.

The Windsor's are, on the average, short. The Spencer's are, on the average, tall. That's all she said.
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:53 AM
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i love these. diana had such a wonderful sense of humour!
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:02 PM
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I really do not understand why so many people dislike a person that they have NEVER knew. You may read alot about that person or see them on TV, or even see them in person but you really do not know anything about them. I have watched Diana via tv, magazines, but to think that in some way that I know her is just crazy. I wish that people would not put down that dead!

Just so that I am not topic - I think that Diana did have way with the public and her humour tells us that!!!!!
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:39 PM
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I really do not understand why so many people dislike a person that they have NEVER knew. You may read alot about that person or see them on TV, or even see them in person but you really do not know anything about them. I have watched Diana via tv, magazines, but to think that in some way that I know her is just crazy. I wish that people would not put down that dead!

Just so that I am not topic - I think that Diana did have way with the public and her humour tells us that!!!!!
no disrepect intended msleiman, but i'm sure i'm not alone when i ask why you think we're putting her down?? none of here have made any claims to know her. we come here because we enjoy talking about her and sharing our opinion of her. if you misinterpreted any post here to mean that we know her then that's something you need to clarify.
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I was just wondering if their are any copies of the speech she made when she recieved the Humanitarian award she was seen with Henry kissinger and Colin Powell.
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The speech about the mental health problems and tranquilizers is fascinating. I actually didn't know so much of that.
Do you know who the audience for that speech was? Was it a conference of the Turning Point charity?
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Nice to see these speeches.

Once she got over her shyness, Diana, Princess of Wales was a very good speaker. The very essence of dedication to problems very dear to her or that she personally experienced.

BTW she also looked good.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:18 AM
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This is one speech that makes me uncomfortable when I watch it. Diana had the strangest expression on her face when she started it--kind of a cross between a smile and a snarl.

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This is one speech that makes me uncomfortable when I watch it. Diana had the strangest expression on her face when she started it--kind of a cross between a smile and a snarl.
I always thought that strange expression was because the speech was a hard topic for her to talk about in public. (It was well know that she suffered from bulimia.)
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I always thought that strange expression was because the speech was a hard topic for her to talk about in public.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:24 AM
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She really was a wonderful speaker and I've noticed that she never appeared haughty or condescending as some other aristocrats/royals can sound at times.
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Some Diana's Speeches

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Funny Diana quotes

Asked by a child where she kept her tiara Diana replied " In the trunk of my car."

Teasing Charles about being eccentric by talking to plants, she said" Are the raspberry bushes getting the full benefit of your wisdom today?"

Asked why she bought a German car she replied, " Better than a German husband."
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There's nothing like some good deadpanning. She had quite a sense of humor. Thank you for sharing .
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Diana quotes cont.
When hearing that her friend's husband needed heart surgery, Diana wrote him a get well soon letter that said" So sorry to hear that your heart is misbehaving!".
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It's not very lady-like to put down one's husband in public.

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Asked why she bought a German car she replied, " Better than a German husband."
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It's not very lady-like to put down one's husband in public.
It was just a joke she probably wasn't serious or said it with a stone face. Prince Phillip has made very crass and borderline prejudice jokes in public. Everyone has different senses of humor.
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