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  1. Not sure about anyone else, but I fancy a pint after seeing the photo in the OP.
  2. It'll be a doddle after all those days in a cave contemplating death and without food. Plus it'll keep the press at arm's length for a bit.
  3. In England such a comment would be way below the belt. Is there some overlap in the use of the word in the US where pedo is sometimes used in the way you describe, especially in the younger generation geek type crowd that Musk is used to? I agree with much of what you've said on this topic, that it's very far from guaranteed that a California lawsuit wouldn't backfire. Your earlier comment that Unsworth didn't just say he can stick it where it hurts, but said it on CNN in front of an audience of millions is significant, in that it could have seriously made Musk's blood boil - it was the first comment to denigrate him to such a degree, and made on one of the highest profile platforms possible. But if Musk interpreted the comment as literal, and by the same token can claim to have meant pedo in the vague sense described above, it's going to result in lot of confusion.
  4. lamyai3

    What products do you bring from home?

    Don't pack your extra mature cheese with your toiletries.
  5. For sure, in that context it's pretty rude. It was in the way Vern used it too. But the point stands - it's not literal, and neither is his old mum's comment about being shot.
  6. Pretty sure you wrote that last part with a Dick Van Dyke accent. Definite culture gap here, the way the British use these expressions is predominantly humorous and not in any way literal. I can see this being a big sticking point if they have people like yourself on the California jury.
  7. Announcements are made in both Thai and English, the announcer is a famous Thai singer and actress who speaks impeccable English.
  8. Unlikely, she's just deeply offended at what Musk labelled her son. Her comments, like her son's were, are common and harmless expressions in England, whereas pedo is an appalling and very loaded accusation there, especially in conjunction with Thailand. It's worth pointing out that The Sun is a very low class of newspaper though, and if there's any sleaze angle in any story you can rely on them to ferret it out. The Sun was one of the main culprits who got the government's knickers in a twist, with it's 27000 prostitutes in Pattaya exposé a short while back. And the story of Katie Price the British "model" sunbathing topless on a Thai beach a few days ago? It was The Sun who made her famous as one of their topless page 3 models back in the 90's.
  9. For sure, Unsworth provoked it, but what he said wasn't very strong by UK standards. The response by Musk was of a whole different order of magnitude. I've noticed that the British posters arguing on these threads have been mostly much more outraged than the non Brits, this is why I ask is this a slightly less loaded insult elsewhere? Genuine question.
  10. He clearly did mean that, given that he doubled down on it in a subsequent tweet. However, this relates to the point I was making earlier - pedo is obviously an unacceptable insult in both the UK and the US, but is it slightly less offensive in the US? Why might it not be libellous there, while in the UK it almost definitely would be?
  11. Definitely. The Sun is hardly a proper newspaper, any kind of sleazy story is it's stock-in-trade. They're probably putting together a report on paedophilia in Thailand right now, especially with the added excuse of the teacher arrested earlier in the week. Musk did a real disservice by using this ugly slur in the context of such an all round positive story as the cave rescue.
  12. This whole thing seems to be turning into a farcical misunderstanding of British vs US vernacular. Such insults as "He can stick it where it hurts" "Ooh... 'e should be shot!" "Ought to 'ave his mouth taped up!" have been uttered more times than anyone can remember in the modern era, often by screen favourites such as Barbara Windsor and Ena Sharples. They're not in the least bit literal, and simply express varying degrees of disapproval. Regarding the latest comment, the UK isn't a gun culture in any shape or form, so the comment harks back to the days of capital punishment and the firing squad. Very common expression used by pretty much everyone's grandma. This colloquial muddle could be a real issue if the case was was brought to trial in California. Even more to the point is the question of whether "pedo-guy" is actually as outrageous an insult over there as it is on Vern's side of the pond, or whether it's viewed more as some sort of frat boy insult. "Family Guy" is an example of a show popular with college age kids that has a long history of pedophile jokes - hard to imagine these would have passed the censors in the UK.
  13. lamyai3

    Very disappointing visit to Pattaya.

    You'll also see the driver stopping the bus to do it at regular intervals.
  14. lamyai3

    Auspicious holidays brings two-day alcohol ban

    Forget the overpriced minibar. It's liquor shops and permit rooms....