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Danish woman robbed in Chiang Mai by European-looking man

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Dog bite man, not news, farang rob farang, big news....

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Good to know he was not Australian, American or Russian!

Some of our friends in Euro-Farang-land substitute "European" for Caucasian, so they consider people to be African or European or Asian or some combination of the same, based on the supposed origin of the race.

Fortunately they didn't supply his name or someone would rush to point out that his name didn't sound European enough.

As this bench in Apartheid South Africa suggests, "European" translates as white or Caucasian.

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Presumably you are American and are still coming to terms with the reality that not everyone in the world speaks English like they do in Beaver Dump, Iowa??

Back to the original post, I suppose it's news that European/Farang people can be thieves.

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European looking man, mmm, that narrows it down a bit !!

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You must be very astute. Since there are 60M-plus Thais in Thailand, yes, it does narrow it down quite a lot.

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The fact she arrived at the shopping centre with him and left with him on a motorcycle is kind of odd.

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Dog bite man, not news, farang rob farang, big news....

Evidently it was newsy enough for you to read it and comment.

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"Farang" is a Thai word that has no place in an English news headline. It looks amateur. Can Thai Visa just use "foreign/foreigner", or perhaps "Caucasian" if referring to a person of fair or light complexion? "European-looking man" is also very imprecise, excluding "white" Americans, Canadians, Australians etc. as well as olive-skinned southern European and Mediterranean nationalities.

Given that it's an English new headline printed and read in Thailand ... and given that farang is the most commonly used Thai word for caucasian ... and used by many caucasian expats in Thailand ... I'd say the headline is very appropriate.

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Good to know he was not Australian, American or Russian!

When did Russia move away from Europe? must have had a big digger and some powerful tugs to separate the European continent - these tectonic plates are hard to budge

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Danish woman robbed by European-looking man who needed to pay for long time

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It sounds like bargirl English, low class or no class. How many "farang" use the word "farang" to each other in everyday conversation? Do you ever see Bangkok Post or The Nation give news stories headlines like "Farang worry about new visa restrictions"? It definitely has no place in professional news reporting. It should be avoided for the same reason that colloquial or potentially divisive words like "Yank", "gringo", "Pom" or "honky" would not be used.

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It sounds like bargirl English, low class or no class. How many "farang" use the word "farang" to each other in everyday conversation? Do you ever see Bangkok Post or The Nation give news stories headlines like "Farang worry about new visa restrictions"? It definitely has no place in professional news reporting. It should be avoided for the same reason that colloquial or potentially divisive words like "Yank", "gringo", "Pom" or "honky" would not be used.

555 ... Love your avatar name. 5555

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To threat physically someone to take his money is no trifle, how this kind of scumbag behaved in his every days live I prefer not to know.sad.png

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So what is her name? TV says it was Ms. Michelle Broding Lorsglas and Scandasia says it was Ms. Michelle Bolding Rosgaard.

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Good to know he was not Australian, American or Russian!

maybe Conchita Wurst from Austria ? cheesy.gif

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