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3 hours ago, legend49 said:

but Phuket police say they have him banged to rights

 

Can any TV reader explain this phrase???

The correct English idiomatic phrase is “bang to rights” not “banged to rights” which means that there ‘is no doubt’ as to the person’s guilt.

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1 hour ago, AjarnMartin said:

The correct English idiomatic phrase is “bang to rights” not “banged to rights” which means that there ‘is no doubt’ as to the person’s guilt.

banged-to-rights definition: Adverb (not comparable) 1. Alternative form of bang to rights.Verb banged to rights 2. simple past tense and past participle of bang to ...
 
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7 hours ago, unamazedloso said:

doesnt look like the gucci type.

Gucci Gucci Gotcha !!

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7 hours ago, ezzra said:

Right, Top brass gather for a shoplifter, anyone who reads this and don't know much about Thailand will be excused to think that there are no crimes in this country and if the top brass is involved in a shoplifting case, Thailand must a country where the worst crimes are petty crimes... 

It's become a diplomatic incident. His embassy will have to be involved as he's in detention.

 

Ergo, they don't leave it to Policeman Plod to explain to all and sundry.

 

Dear God, does nobody ever see the wider picture here?

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4 hours ago, POMRAKSIAM said:

If I was a cop or "top brass" I would be humiliated to have a shoplifter as a high profile news worthy story!

You're obviously not a Thai policeman then. They love to get everyone out for a photo opportunity even if an OAP has been caught on overstay.

 

Any crime detected without multiple brown envelopes changing hands are a photo opportunity.

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5 hours ago, Raymonddiaz said:

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said

Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, "do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said

I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover, yeah

Lyin' in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, "are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?"
And he said

Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?

 

Genetics? Criminal ancestors???

Men at Work. LOL 

Well Australia was a penal colony. 555

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11 hours ago, Traubert said:

It's become a diplomatic incident. His embassy will have to be involved as he's in detention.

 

Ergo, they don't leave it to Policeman Plod to explain to all and sundry.

 

Dear God, does nobody ever see the wider picture here?

He's not a diplomat, so the embassy will not get involved. The embassy will be in contact with him, but they wont do anything other than provide advise, communication between relatives, transfer of funds things like that.

So, whatever the Thai judicial system wants to do with him is up to them. 

 

 

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15 hours ago, CNXexpat said:

A press conference because shop lifting. If they would do this in other countries, the police has no time for other things anymore. 

As with small amounts of drugs, smoking a joint etc complete waste of time slap on wrist and a warning at most, like Thais with bad driving, what about a press conference for  jumping a red light ? THAT might actually work now i think about it, but.....

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On 1/6/2020 at 6:27 PM, Jane Dough said:
banged-to-rights definition: Adverb (not comparable) 1. Alternative form of bang to rights.Verb banged to rights 2. simple past tense and past participle of bang to ...
 
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Let Google be your modern day friend.
 
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Thanks but no thanks. Neither Google nor Wikipedia are good sources for BRITISH ENGLISH but I’m grateful for the thought. 🙏

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1 hour ago, AjarnMartin said:

Thanks but no thanks. Neither Google nor Wikipedia are good sources for BRITISH ENGLISH but I’m grateful for the thought. 🙏

Agreed, I too do not rely on Google or Wikipedia, I just ask my wife, she knows everything ............... EVERYTHING!!!!!

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Hate thieves. Immoral scum. Id like to see them treated as in Africa where they are beaten to death by the mob on the spot .

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On 1/6/2020 at 7:25 PM, CharlieK said:

What utter rubbish. It's only a diplomatic incident if the guy was a diplomat <deleted>. The top brass like to have their picture taken even with shoplifters. Just another photo op. 

If he was a diplomat he would have diplomatic immunity.

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24 minutes ago, champers said:

If he was a diplomat he would have diplomatic immunity.

If he was a diplomat maybe he wouldn't be going around shoplifting! But it would still cause a diplomatic incident. For obvious reasons! 

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