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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:51 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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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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 Post subject: Re: Clever Elephants
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:20 pm  |  Posted from: Canada
  

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


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 Post subject: Re: Clever Elephants
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:22 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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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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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:44 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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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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 Post subject: Re: Clever Elephants
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:19 am  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:35 am  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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