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Obama Flubs Toast To Queen Elizabeth

Way to represent homie! The Queens look at :30 second mark is priceless!

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Obama Flubs Toast To Queen Elizabeth. Way to represent homie! The Queens look at :30 second mark is priceless!
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Hits: 14738 | Favorites: 2 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.3 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 05/26/2011
 
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Bumblesmoker
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5 Posts
Monday, May 14, 2012 1:35:17 AM
royalty are a waste of time and money.
what do they do? why give them a dinner at the white house? how have they made anything better for anybody else, ever?
they could at least look grateful for the luxury they receive for no reason.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 11:52:00 AM
My hero,.......sheeesh.

buxco215
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 982 Posts
Saturday, May 28, 2011 8:57:40 AM
She had that face cuz he's a colored fella

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11016 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 3:38:52 PM
so what was "wrong"? was he not suppose to give a speech? should he have waited until the end?


Already answered repeatedly, but I'll summarise here as it`s been asked again:

He unintentionally cued the playing of the national anthem, presumably because he wasn`t aware of that aspect of protocol - toasting the monarch is the *end*, not the beginning. So if you`re using the toast to make a speech, you *end* it with "to the queen" (or king).

So when he said that, it was taken as the end of the toast *because it always is*, that`s the custom. They started playing the national anthem, which he talked over. You shouldn`t talk over a national anthem - that`s the custom all over the place. Abruptly cutting off the toast would have been a bit off too, so he picked one of the two poor options he had left and went with it.

Not a big deal between two friendly countries.

Oscola
Male, 18-29, Europe
 353 Posts
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:45:26 PM
Awkward. Asking the queen to stand, awkward. English royalty and American brashness don't mix.

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