- Hardcover: 93 pages
- Publisher: Book Guild Ltd (August 12, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846240697
- ISBN-13: 978-1846240690
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,786,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Duke of Hazard: The Wit & Wisdom of Prince Philip Hardcover – August 12, 2006
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"politically incorrect" -- but he might as well have. This book is filled to the brim with gaffs, goofs, and probably purposely-done put-downs at just about everyone, (or just about), that His Highness has met. WHY has he said and done these things? It's anyone's guess, of course. My own guess is that I believe, because he wants to emphasise his status, and as a compensation for not being able to follow his wished-for naval career which, as the Queen's consort, he has not been permitted to do.
The Queen, herself, has been the epitome of etiquette and consideration for others, throughout her reign. Not so Prince Phillip. NO one but the Queen's Consort could get away with these hilarious, (on retrospect), insults and put-downs.
Though he did not invent the term "politically incorrect", Prince Phillip DID invent the term, DONTAPEDOLOGY. It means, "the art of putting one's foot in one's mouth." Prince Phillip, too, it seems, realizes the awkward position into which many of his jokes put others. He is gracious enough to admit this -- and that's enough for me! : )
The Prince's place in English culture is different from that of Yogi Berra's in American culture. Yogi is the Poet of Tautology, but the Prince is the Dean of Indiscretion. Yogi's wit doesn't travel that well (baseball is as incomprehenisible to the English as cricket is to us, or at least they won't admit they understand it), but, being the 2nd in sentimental command of the English-speaking world, discrete or indiscrete, colony or former colony, the Prince is known to all of us. He's known here in America, of course, as the Englishman who comes in to America, still somewhat Anglophobe, in some quarters, and tells us what some of us don't want to hear. He's always right, of course, but this is exactly the sort of person who causes the greatest outrage.
This book mostly quotes stuff the Prince said in Britain, but it should be entertaining to Americans as well. The compilers, Phil Dampier and Ashley Walton, both British journalists, have done a very good job of compiling this stuff, and have written brief intros to each chapter, which BTW indicate they fully believe in the Prince's right to speak his mind, just like all everybody else, with the distinction that almost everybody else is a conformist, whereas the Prince is *not*.
I had heard better anecdotes about the duelling Duke than were in this book.
Just an auther looking to make a few bucks - no basis for it really.
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