Lord bless PhilipMay 31, 2011 Tim WorstallThe English8 Comments\”My son…er…owns them.\” On being asked on a Canadian tour whether he knew the Scilly Isles. previousCSI really ain\’t truenext@richardjmurphy error of the day 8 thoughts on “Lord bless Philip” Rupert Fiennes May 31, 2011 at 10:54 am I suspect Prince Philip would be a great man to go drinking with 🙂 Tim Newman May 31, 2011 at 1:05 pm I have to take issue with most of these being described as gaffes. I mean: “Get me a beer. I don’t care what kind it is, just get me a beer!” On being offered the finest Italian wines by PM Giuliano Amato at a dinner in Rome in 2000. and: “I would like to go to Russia very much – although the bastards murdered half my family.” In 1967, asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union. Tracy W May 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm I was told the Cantonese joke by a Cantonese woman in Singapore. My own eating habits tend to the same style. SimonF May 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm I’m surprised nobody’s written a Colemanballs type book based on Phil’s sayings. Maybe a winter research project. David Chappell June 1, 2011 at 10:12 am He strikes me as the most sensible of the whole bunch. There are very few of those quotes I would take issue with. Eva June 1, 2011 at 11:27 am Love it. I almost suspect him of working on some of those before the event. RJG June 1, 2011 at 11:44 am SimonF There’s a book called “The Wit and Wisdom of Prince Philip”: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Duke-Hazard-Wisdom-Prince-Philip/dp/1846240697/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306925017&sr=8-1 Remittance Man June 1, 2011 at 11:53 am I agree with Mr Newman, A lot of these can’t be qualified as “gaffes”. I especially liked the one about the “eating dogs for the anorexic”. But the mail does need to check for its own gaffes “So you’re responsible for the kind of crap Channel Four produces!” Speaking to then chairman of the channel, Michael Bishop, in 1962. I remember the opening of Channel Four but I wasn’t even born in 1962. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.