The Duke of Edinburgh

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by CL1, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I laughed at the Duke swearing .
    I thought it was very funny.
     
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  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    But then you do, occasionally, display a fine sense of humour


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    I really wouldn't wish that for myself. Seems a bit of a curse. Damned by some for not acting like real human beings and damned by others for actually doing so. Admired by me for simply carrying on regardless of the vagaries of popular opinion.

    Ref Worship on bended knee, and balance: don't know about the rest who posted here, but not in my case and I'll just leave it at.
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I am sure the Queen or Royals didn't give a hoot.They are grown up enough to understand

    London is rammed with tourists and their first point of call is the Royal residence and associated points of interest.
    Brings in a lot of money to the country

    I don't think we worship them just respect them.

    Blimey if this is all we have to worry about I'm up for that
     
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  5. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I can see the funny side as well.

    However, I went fishing this morning and the guy to my left, used the F word in every sentence for nearly two hours of incessant talking to his friend. That's when it's really unpleasant and not at all amusing.

    Having moved to a new house recently, a young Mother close by also chooses to scream at her children using liberal doses of this expletive as well. A great example to them as they grow up.
     
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    “Now don’t let us give ourselves a parcel of airs and pretend that the oaths we make free with in this land of liberty of ours are our own; and because we have the spirit to swear them,—imagine that we have had the wit to invent them too.”—Tristram Shandy.


    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34179/34179-h/34179-h.htm
     
  7. South

    South Member

    I thought it was funny. I'm sure he was saying what most of the others were thinking.
     
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  8. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    I respect the Queen. Philip is Greek (a Cretin) and without our support would be just as bankrupt as Greece!

    Edit: me and my dyslexia, not, 'Cretin', 'Cretan'!?!
     
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  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Philip was Born on the Greek Island of Corfu.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  10. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Yeah, I know Tom...

    Just trying to be provocative as this thread is too 'dry' by far. Surely, people have polarised opinions about him. I actually have nothing against the man.

    Didn't spitting image have him pegged as a Mykonos beach bum?
     
  11. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    ... that must have been what he was saying... "Cor F U ...."
    Coat, hat exit...
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Boom! Tish!
     
  13. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I loved watching Spitting Image and the sarcastic humour that it brought.

    They took the P... out of any prominent including, Presidents, Politicians and the Royal Family!

    Regards
    Tom
     
  14. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    An old radio programme etc, but I stumbled across it again whilst looking for something else ...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076wrm
    .http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-philip/10432990/Prince-Philip-reunited-with-pilot-he-saved-in-Pacific-during-WW2.html

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/48/a1158248.shtml
     
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  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Well done Sir and I hope it is a long and enjoyable retirement.
     
  17. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I wish him well in retirement.
    Both the Queen and the Duke have been stalwarts in the Royal Family over many years.
    I had the pleasure of being introduced to the Duke during the Queens Royal Visit to
    Germany the other year.
    The Duke was most attentive and very sharp considering his age.
    Regards
    Tom
     
  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  19. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    He'll need to sit down with all that weight of awards!
    A suit of armour would probably weigh less.
     
  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I believe that the Duke of Edinburgh has around six honours now, all bestowed by HRH the Queen.
    A lot of his medals were earned during WW2 so every respect to him.
    Also HRH the Queen also played her part in WW2.
    Regards
    Tom
     
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