Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Prince Prat

Everyone has something to say about Prince Harry using the P word. For what it's worth, I think he sounds like an idiot. There has been a lot of guffawing about whether the word is offensive or not. Well, in this country it is. I remember when I lived in Australia a headline on a sports page referring to "the Pakis". It was explained to me that over there it was an affectionate nickname like the Windies, the Indies, the Kiwis and the Poms. No one believes it is a cuddly term in the UK. It is loaded with derision and thrown around as a form of abuse.

Still, it has enormous comic potential and this is very funny.

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