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What kind of European? Northern European or Southern European? Spanish look very different from the Germans..

You might as well just say "some bloke" robbed her of her money. biggrin.png

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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.

Man, you should teach this stuff. But how about all those French words in the "English" language" ?

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What kind of European? Northern European or Southern European? Spanish look very different from the Germans..

You might as well just say "some bloke" robbed her of her money. alt=biggrin.png>

You mean some poor bloke took more than she bargained for. Oh mi oh my I want to add a smiley face but I don't know how. How poor is that?

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Just for my knowledge...

What does people from countries such as Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belarus, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia look like?

And people from the USA?

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My email notification: "Danish woman robbed by Farang man in Chiang Mai"

Why not "Farang woman robbed by European-looking man" ... or "Farang woman robbed by Farang man"?

There are millions of "European-looking" men in Australia, the United States of America and England.

Question: Who is writing these headlines?!

Answer: Someone who needs education.

Last time i checked, England was in Europe!

Is England in Europe? I guess it is separated by the English channel from Europe

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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.

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.

I think that if you are going to be this picky about correct usage, you would have been better served to use the word 'amateurish' rather than 'amateur.' The latter is a noun, while the former is the adjective that describes the action of 'looks' in your sentence.

In fact, you may have been better served to just read the damn news story, taking the information it provided, and leaving it at that.

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I dealt with this case. The lady in question described the suspect as mediterranean, rather than European.

She wanted to help the man and offered to give him 200 baht. Then he turned around and demanded 10,000. He threatened her verbally, but did not physically touch her.

The girl was young and naive. Thailand is a lovely place, yet it pays to apply common sense sometimes. She concluded that with hindsight she should never have followed him...

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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.

Yes--that is a little 'odd' now isn't it--I already thought it strange that this 'happened in Shopping Mall' and no one noticed--very fishy.

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What's wrong with the headline? It is known she is Danish as she reported the crime and obviously gave her nationality, and a "European looking" guy distinguishes the SOB so we know he is not Thai / Asian / Middle Eastern. All you guy get upset when there is a report about a French / British / American or whatever other western national with a middle eastern or otherwise NON EUROPEAN name committed a crime.

I think the headline is clear and serves the purpose - be careful of EVEN European looking person asking you to give him cash help.

Thank god somebody simplified this topic. Now sit back and watch every word of every sentence be over examined and misguided old men will have something to do all day.

People please it is what it is !!!! Farang girl got robbed by a guy she is sure is a European but incase she is wrong he is a faring anyway.

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My email notification: "Danish woman robbed by Farang man in Chiang Mai"

Why not "Farang woman robbed by European-looking man" ... or "Farang woman robbed by Farang man"?

There are millions of "European-looking" men in Australia, the United States of America and England.

Question: Who is writing these headlines?!

Answer: Someone who needs education.

"We don't knead ejucation, we have degrees.....and footages."

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I had heard the assailant was European-American which apparently means he smelled bad and had a really nice teeth to match his sh!t eating grin.

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My email notification: "Danish woman robbed by Farang man in Chiang Mai"

Why not "Farang woman robbed by European-looking man" ... or "Farang woman robbed by Farang man"?

There are millions of "European-looking" men in Australia, the United States of America and England.

Question: Who is writing these headlines?!

Answer: Someone who needs education.

Last time i checked, England was in Europe!

Is England in Europe? I guess it is separated by the English channel from Europe

From continental Europe, but still in Europe.

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My email notification: "Danish woman robbed by Farang man in Chiang Mai"

Why not "Farang woman robbed by European-looking man" ... or "Farang woman robbed by Farang man"?

There are millions of "European-looking" men in Australia, the United States of America and England.

Question: Who is writing these headlines?!

Answer: Someone who needs education.

Last time i checked, England was in Europe!

Denmark is also in Europe.

The headline "Danish woman robbed by Farang man in Chiang Mai" is crap.

The secondary headline "Danish woman robbed in Chiang Mai by European looking man" is also crap.

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