March 02, 2002
Life is hard, but life is hardest when you're dumb

And to think that the Brits call Dubya a dummy. Here's the latest wisdom from Prince Philip:

LONDON -- No one would ever accuse him of political correctness. In his long career as Queen Elizabeth II's consort, the Duke of Edinburgh has mastered the princely gaffe with ill-considered remarks about Indians, Scots, women and deaf people, among others.

The tongue that spares none struck again Friday. During a tour of Australia to mark his wife's Golden Jubilee, Prince Philip added Aborigines to his verbal hit list when he asked a tribal leader, "Do you still throw spears at each other?"

William Brim, the entrepreneur whom the prince addressed, replied politely that, no, they didn't do that anymore, and he told reporters in Queensland that he was more surprised than offended by the question.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 02, 2002 to Around the world