Do you work in a strip club?

"I was quite surprised but I think he was just trying to lighten the mood. Obviously I told him I didn't work in a strip club"

no love he was wanting a free show!
1984 - When accepting a figurine from a woman during a visit to Kenya he said: "You are a woman aren't you?"
1986 - When speaking to a group of exchange students staying in the Chinese city of Xian he suggested that if they stayed there for a year they would "go native and come home slitty eyed".
1986 - He told a World Wildlife Fund meeting that "if it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and flies but is not an aeroplane and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."
1993 - When speaking to a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, he said: "You can't have been here that long - you haven't got a pot belly."
1994 - "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?" - to an islander in the Cayman Islands .
1995 - He asked a Scottish driving instructor how he "kept the natives off the booze" long enough to get a licence.
1998 - "You managed not to get eaten, then?" - to a student who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea.
1999 - In Cardiff he told children from the British Deaf Association, who were stood by a Caribbean steel band: "If you're near that music it's no wonder you're deaf".
2000 - While touring a factory near Edinburgh he said a fuse box was so crude it "looked as though it had been put in by an Indian".
2002 - "Still throwing spears?" - a question to an Aborigine during a visit to Australia.
His best gaff must surely be......

"Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed." (during the 1981 recession)


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Having met the bloke on several occasions, I can honestly say he is one of the nicest blokes I have ever met. Generally I think his so called 'gaffs' are just his attempt to crack a few jokes and put people at ease.

I was at a BBQ recently that he was a guest at and at one point I felt a tap at my shoulder, I turned around and it was him walking around with a tray of sausages and steaks offering them to people.

My favourite of his 'gaffs' has to be when Obama Barrack was here for the G20 conference, I think the conversation went something lime this:

Her Maj: So Mr Barrack, how are you enjoying England.

POTUS: Well we have had a great time, today we met the Chinese President, the Japanese President, the Indian President etc. etc.

Phil (visibly starting to crack up as he realises the opportunity for a joke): How on Earth could you tell which one was which?

POTUS and wife: Jaw dropped silence.
I'm sure if the normal man had the media documenting his every public appearance for the past 60years then the media could compile a list of so called "gaffes" about him!
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