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list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:02:28 AM »
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    1. Commenting on the Duke of York's house in 1986: "It looks like a tart's bedroom"
    2. Overheard at Bristol University's engineering facility: "It doesn't look like much work goes on at this University."
    3. Approaching his 90th birthday, 2011: "Bits are beginning to drop off."
    4. At a dinner party in 2004: "Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!"
    5. Shouted to the Queen from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994, who was chatting. "Yak, yak, yak; come on get a move on."
    6. At the Scottish Women's Institute in 1961: "British women can't cook"
    7. Talking to Tom Jones after his Royal Variety Performance in 1969, he asked 'What do you gargle with, pebbles?'. The day after, he added: "It's difficult to see how it's possible to become immensely valuable by singing what are the most hideous songs."
    8. At Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme in 2006. "Young people are the same as they always were. Just as ignorant."
    9. On a visit to Canada in 1969: "I declare this thing open, whatever it is."
    10. After being told that Madonna was singing the Die Another Day theme in 2002, the Duke of Edinburgh asked: "Are we going to need earplugs?"
    11. At a project to protect turtle doves in Anguilla in 1965, he said: "Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don't you have a slogan: ‘Kill a cat and save a bird?'"
    12. Talking about his equestrian-inclined daughter, Princess Anne: 'If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she isn't interested.'
    13. When talking to designer Stephen Judge about goatee beard in 2009: "Well, you didn't design your beard too well, did you?"
    14. When being questioned on when the Prince of Wales would succeed to the throne: "Are you asking me if the Queen is going to die?"
    15. Addressing Elton John he said, 'Oh it's you that owns that ghastly car is it? We often see it when driving to Windsor Castle.' Later, at the Royal Variety Performance watching Elton perform in 2001, he said, "I wish he'd turn the microphone off."
    16. About a Cambridge student who didn't recognize him: "Bloody silly fool!"
    17. To a Scottish driving instructor, 1999: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?"

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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
    « Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 06:04:48 AM »
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  • Here, we celebrate the Duke’s best jokes - and greatest gaffes - from over the years.
    •  "British women can't cook" (in Britain in 1966).
    •  "What do you gargle with? Pebbles?" (speaking to singer Tom Jones after the 1969 Royal Variety Performance).
    • "I declare this thing open, whatever it is." (on a visit to Canada in 1969).
    • "Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed" (during the 1981 recession).
    • "If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." (at a 1986 World Wildlife Fund meeting).
    • "It looks like a tart's bedroom." (on seeing plans for the Duke and Duchess of York's house at Sunninghill Park in 1988).
    • "Yak, yak, yak; come on get a move on." (shouted from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994 to the Queen who was chatting to her hosts on the quayside).
    • "We didn't have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun, asking 'Are you all right? Are you sure you don't have a ghastly problem?' You just got on with it." (about the Second World War commenting on modern stress counselling for servicemen in 1995).
    • "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?" (to a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, during a 1995 walkabout).
    •  "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?" (in 1996, amid calls to ban firearms after the Dunblane shooting).
    • "Bloody silly fool!" (in 1997, referring to a Cambridge University car park attendant who did not recognise him).
    • "It looks as if it was put in by an Indian." (pointing at an old-fashioned fusebox in a factory near Edinburgh in 1999).
    • "Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf." (to young deaf people in Cardiff, in 1999, referring to a school's steel band). 
    • "They must be out of their minds." (in the Solomon Islands, in 1982, when he was told that the annual population growth was 5 per cent).
    •  "You are a woman, aren't you?"(In Kenya, in 1984, after accepting a small gift from a local woman).
    •  "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed." (perhaps his most notorious comment - to British students in China, during a 1986 state visit).
    •  "Your country is one of the most notorious centres of trading in endangered species in the world." (in Thailand, in 1991, after accepting a conservation award).
    •  "Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease." (in Australia, in 1992, when asked to stroke a Koala bear).
    • "You can't have been here that long - you haven't got a pot belly." (to a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, in 1993).
    • "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?" (to a wealthy islander in the Cayman Islands in 1994).
    •  "You managed not to get eaten, then?" (suggesting to a student in 1998 who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea that tribes there were still cannibals).
    •  In Germany, in 1997, he welcomed German Chancellor Helmut Kohl at a trade fair as "Reichskanzler" - the last German leader who used the title was Adolf Hitler.
    • "You're too fat to be an astronaut." (to 13-year-old Andrew Adams who told Philip he wanted to go into space. Salford, 2001).
    •  "I wish he'd turn the microphone off." (muttered at the Royal Variety Performance as he watched Sir Elton John perform, 2001).
    •  "Do you still throw spears at each other?" (In Australia in 2002 talking to a successful aborigine entrepreneur).
    •  "You look like a ѕυιcιdє bomber." (to a young female officer wearing a bullet-proof vest on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in 2002).
    •  "Do you know they're now producing eating dogs for anorexics?" (to a blind woman outside Exeter Cathedral, 2002).
    •  "Well, you didn't design your beard too well, did you?" (to designer Stephen Judge about his tiny goatee beard in July 2009).
    •  "There's a lot of your family in tonight." (after looking at the name badge of businessman Atul Patel at a Palace reception for British Indians in October 2009).
    • "Do you work in a strip club?" (to 24-year-old Barnstaple Sea Cadet Elizabeth Rendle when she told him she also worked in a nightclub in March 2010).
    • "Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?" (pointing to some tartan to Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie a papal reception in Edinburgh in September 2010).
    •  "Bits are beginning to drop off." (on approaching his 90th birthday, 2011).
    •  "How many people have you knocked over this morning on that thing?" (meeting disabled David Miller who drives a mobility scooter at the Valentine Mansion in Redbridge in March 2012).
    • "I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress." (to 25-year-old council worker Hannah Jackson, who was wearing a dress with a zip running the length of its front, on a Jubilee visit to Bromley, Kent, in May 2012).
    •  "The Philippines must be half empty as you're all here running the NHS." (on meeting a Filipino nurse at a Luton hospital in February 2013).
    •  "Most stripping is done by hand." (to 83-year-old Mars factory worker Audrey Cook when discussing how she used to strip or cut Mars Bars by hand in April 2013).
    •  "(Children) go to school because their parents don't want them in the house." (prompting giggles from Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban after campaigning for the right of girls to go to school without fear - October 2013).
    • "Just take the f***ing picture." (losing patience with an RAF photographer at events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain - July 2015).
    • "You look starved." (to a pensioner on a visit to the Charterhouse almshouse for elderly men - February 2017)
    •  "I'm just a bloody amoeba." (on the Queen's decision that their children should be called Windsor, not Mountbatten).
    • "Gentlemen, I think it is time we pulled our fingers out."(to the Industrial Co-Partnership Association on Britain's inefficient industries in 1961).
    •  "Are you asking me if the Queen is going to die?" (on being questioned on when the Prince of Wales would succeed to the throne).
    •  "If the man had succeeded in abducting Anne, she would have given him a hell of a time while in captivity." (On a gunman who tried to kidnap the Princess Royal in 1974).
    • "I hope he breaks his bloody neck." (when a photographer covering a royal visit to India fell out of a tree).
    • "If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she's not interested." (on the Princess Royal).
    • "When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife." (on marriage).
    •  "It's a pleasant change to be in a country that isn't ruled by its people." (to Alfredo Stroessner, the Paraguayan dictator).
    •  "Where did you get that hat?" (supposedly to the Queen at her Coronation).


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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
    « Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 12:29:57 PM »
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  • What about the most infamous of his remarks?

    If he were reincarnated, what would he like to come back as?

    Prince Philip's answer: "I would like to be reincarnated as a killer virus that would wipe out X% of the earth's population."

    He was a zealous believer in overpopulation, bringing the world population down to 300 million, etc. He probably had a scale model of the Georgia Guidestones in his bedroom or living room.

    Now he's in a different...worse...place.
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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
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  • What about the most infamous of his remarks?

    If he were reincarnated, what would he like to come back as?

    Prince Philip's answer: "I would like to be reincarnated as a killer virus that would wipe out X% of the earth's population."

    He was a zealous believer in overpopulation, bringing the world population down to 300 million, etc. He probably had a scale model of the Georgia Guidestones in his bedroom or living room.

    Now he's in a different...worse...place.
    Yes, he was a nasty piece of work indeed. I doubt very much that he'll rest in peace.
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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
    « Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 04:17:17 PM »
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  • Quote
    • "Are you asking me if the Queen is going to die?" (on being questioned on when the Prince of Wales would succeed to the throne).


    This reminds me of another point -- wasn't Prince Philip (and only Prince Philip) the one who got the worst deal -- as far as not ever getting to be the King of England, due to the Queen's ridiculously long reign/lifespan? I don't know much about the British Royal Family, so I can't say for sure. 

    I almost sympathize with that poor b****** Prince Philip; it kind of does seem like the Queen will never die, doesn't it?

    I think the British regularly joke about how old the Queen is, how she's been reigning for 100 years, etc.

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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
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  • That quote should be enough for people to question this genocide.  These people are all part of plan to murder people. 
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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
    « Reply #7 on: April 15, 2021, 04:32:26 PM »
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  • Here, we celebrate the Duke’s best jokes - and greatest gaffes - from over the years.
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    None of those were gaffes, actually. A gaffe is a mistake, like the sort of thing George W. Bush was famous for saying. I think the reporter is trying to pretend he said these "evil, politically incorrect" jokes by mistake by calling them gaffes.


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    « Reply #8 on: April 15, 2021, 04:38:56 PM »
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  • Matthew, The Duke of Edinburgh was never in line to be king. He was merely the queen's consort. If she had died at 50 he would not be the king. The next in line would be his son, Prince Charles.
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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
    « Reply #10 on: April 15, 2021, 05:15:46 PM »
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  • This reminds me of another point -- wasn't Prince Philip (and only Prince Philip) the one who got the worst deal -- as far as not ever getting to be the King of England, due to the Queen's ridiculously long reign/lifespan? I don't know much about the British Royal Family, so I can't say for sure.

    I almost sympathize with that poor b****** Prince Philip; it kind of does seem like the Queen will never die, doesn't it?

    I think the British regularly joke about how old the Queen is, how she's been reigning for 100 years, etc.
    To add to and clarify Nadir's point, reigning queens' spouses are usually referred to as "prince consort" because if they were called king then people would think they were the one in charge. Prince Philip is sort for Prince-Consort Philip. Easy mistake to make though, because their son Prince Charles is also quite old at this point, so any "old prince" might seem like the heir at a glance.


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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
    « Reply #11 on: April 15, 2021, 05:16:59 PM »
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  • These articles do not refer to Phillip, but to his son, Charles and his grandson, Andrew.
    Andrew is actually another son of Philip's. 

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  • That quote should be enough for people to question this genocide.  These people are all part of plan to murder people.
    Yes! Phillip was a member of the Committee of 300.
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    Re: list of funny remarks by Prince Philip (RIP)
    « Reply #13 on: April 15, 2021, 08:39:22 PM »
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  • Andrew is actually another son of Philip's.
    Of course. You are right. I was thinking of William. 
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    « Reply #14 on: April 16, 2021, 12:51:36 AM »
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  • This reminds me of another point -- wasn't Prince Philip (and only Prince Philip) the one who got the worst deal -- as far as not ever getting to be the King of England, due to the Queen's ridiculously long reign/lifespan? I don't know much about the British Royal Family, so I can't say for sure.

    I almost sympathize with that poor b****** Prince Philip; it kind of does seem like the Queen will never die, doesn't it?

    I think the British regularly joke about how old the Queen is, how she's been reigning for 100 years, etc.
    As has ALREADY been mentioned, the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Phillip) was NEVER in the line of succession for the British throne.  As for the last sentence in the quoted reply, Queen Elizabeth II will turn 95 on April 21 and she was coronated June 2, 1953 (68 years ago this coming June 2).  At the moment there is nothing centennial about her at all. 


     

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