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Cha-Am fatal shooting: It started with catapults, went on to knives and ended with a shotgun

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9 minutes ago, Jane Dough said:

We called them catapults as a kid. 

 

The other things were called trebuchets.

 

Just call it having a wider vocabulary. 🙂

 

Rooster

sorry Jane,  they are sling shots,  a catapult is larger and usually used in roman warfare with large rocks.

a sling shot is hand held ... 🙂   

but then again , i've never heard of a Trebuchet ... never ever .

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7 hours ago, KhunKenAP said:

Terrible, however, the writer needs to understand the difference between a catapult and a slingshot.  

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Slingshot, USA. Catapult UK.

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Was anyone else hoping to see a homemade medieval catapult?!  

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1 hour ago, Jane Dough said:

We called them catapults as a kid. 

 

The other things were called trebuchets.

 

Just call it having a wider vocabulary. 🙂

 

Rooster

You've got that wrong Rooster, a trebuchet is more like a massive slingshot on a frame powered by a large counterweight...                          Trebuchet Physics

 

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2 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Glad no tanks were involved !

No submarines either

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Cha-Am fatal shooting: It started with catapults, went on to knives and ended with a shotgun

 

3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

They started aiming at each other with stones from catapults. Then the other men got knives. 

So her son got a gun and shot them

Sounds pretty Fair. :wai:

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Just to round out the many and varied terms from around the world re Thai catapaults; I'm rather taken aback that no one's mentioned "Gings".

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A slingshot? Sounds like somebody went on the Spotlight Thailand website.

 

 

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This is a catapult.

 

This is a slingshot.

 

This has been another edition of Learn to Speak Proper English for Englishmen. 🤭

 

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Fast-and-Safe-Transportation-for-the-Powerful-Wooden-Slingshot-Shot-Brace-Catapult-With-Rubber-Band-Hunting.jpg

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58 minutes ago, SiSePuede419 said:

This is a catapult.

 

This is a slingshot.

 

This has been another edition of Learn to Speak Proper English for Englishmen. 🤭

 

catapult-vector-153377.jpg

Fast-and-Safe-Transportation-for-the-Powerful-Wooden-Slingshot-Shot-Brace-Catapult-With-Rubber-Band-Hunting.jpg

 

haha, when i was a kid...

 

noun: catapult; plural noun: catapults

British

a forked stick with an elastic band fastened to the two prongs, used by children for shooting small stones.

 

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