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Clever Elephants

Post by Mad Dilys » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:51 pm

The headline in the Daily Mail yesterday read thus:

Five wild elephants trample a Thai
rubber plantation worker to death
after circling him on his motorbike.


This makes me sad, because I feel very sorry for the friends and family of the poor man who was killed and the headline makes a laughing stock of the situation. Really the editorial staff of the Daily Mail are ignorant.


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Re: Clever Elephants

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:20 pm

I agree it is sad and does seem to be trivialized.

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Re: Clever Elephants

Post by Horus » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:22 pm

Am I missing something? or was the headline "Clever Elephants"? and then the story line of them circling and then killing him?
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Re: Clever Elephants

Post by Grandad » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:44 pm

I can see where you are coming from MD but I DO think this was an innocent and unfortunate grammatical error. The same words would perhaps have read better thus:
Five wild elephants trample a Thai
rubber plantation worker on his motorbike, to death,
after circling him .
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Re: Clever Elephants

Post by Mad Dilys » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:19 am

There were a lot of comments on the lines of "why did he let them ride his motorbike" and so on. I do think it was one of the worst headlines I've seen.

In view of the general lack of grammar in the newspaper I think it was more likely an ignorant error than an innocent one.
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Re: Clever Elephants

Post by Grandad » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:35 am

Where ignorance is bliss?
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