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But amongst all my colleagues' amused badinage, not one accused me of perpetrating a 'gaffe Candidates, though, according to the media, gaffe daily - Charles Kennedy getting his party's tax figures confused; Charles Clarke, whose mobile phone went off at Labour's manifesto launch; Ed Matts, the Conservative who doctored his election address photos.
It seems football managers are the kings of the gaffes.
Lord Taylor, aged 45, said: "I know that Prince Philip has been reported to make a number of gaffes.
With the press performing the gatekeeping functions once performed by party regulars, candidates are subject to disintegration if they commit a gaffe or are caught up in scandal.
Not all PR gaffes this year revolved around a racist theme -- the ailing and disabled were popular, if ill-advised, targets as well.
No matter how much such public gaffes are manipulated by the media, evidence suggests that very little changes.
These figures are just spin and poppycock" Gerry Doherty, leader of the TSSA transport union, challenging a claim that annual train punctuality has reached the 90 per cent mark for the first time since records began in 1992 "The idea of living your whole life in the public eye I find beyond repellent" TV's Clive James, who is no fan of "twittering" "I have never made any gaffes - not even one.
Often, jokes are seized on as gaffes when they're nothing of the sort.
While we are on about gaffes, The Journal still doesn't know the difference between a gaffe and a gaff ("Planners' gaff", The Journal, December 11).
After falling on her first jump, and putting both hands down on her second, Cohen skated almost flawlessly, landing five triple jumps, and finished second when most of her closest competitors also committed gaffes.
He was a keen hum orist and sometimes it was hard to tell which of his remarks were jokes and which were gaffes.
The high number of e-mail gaffes which have hit the headlines in 2005 illustrate that many organizations have become so focused on stopping spam and e-mail-borne viruses but have overlooked the e-mail threat from within, Clearswift said today.