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Foreigner jumps into Chiang Mai canal to save Thai teen from sinking car

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Just now, Jonmarleesco said:

Dove is archaic English - unless, apparently, you are American, whose 'proper' use of the language seemingly stirs the embers of ambition of every potential student.

 

I can't disagree, though, that the US variant does seem to coin ever more new - and oft very peculiar - words.

Such as "alternative facts" and "friendly fire"?

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1 hour ago, Sparkles said:

The gentleman was a Mr James Grant as reported by City Life today .If you happen to come across him buy him a beer.

 

Apparently the driver is reporting that he was run off the roiad by an erratic fellow driver.Not in CM surely

Probably a songtaew, under the impression he was dunking an Uber driver.

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20 hours ago, transam said:

I did it three times many years back and they never bought me a beer.....:sad:

..I will buy you one.

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20 hours ago, Rama said:

Truly heroic, but don't understand the picture...are the BIBs checking his license after saving someone???

Hopefully not but I wouldn't put it past them!

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20 hours ago, Rama said:

Truly heroic, but don't understand the picture...are the BIBs checking his license after saving someone???

No,  They want to know if he has a work permit to do rescue !!

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3 hours ago, Kinnock said:

It's not use of the word 'dove' that bothered me, it's the use of 'elderly'.  A spritely 61 year old who dived. dove, doved into a river and saved, soved, sove a teen from a sinking car is a superman, not an elderly man.

I am a sprightly 72 year old, but that does not negate the fact I am elderly. Face it, elderly is a term to describe those of use with more behind us than ahead of us. Becoming an elder is far better than the alternative.

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It always astonishes me how a thread on an international forum gets derailed by one or two 'language experts'...

 

For the record, I doubt that he did dive into the canal, he probably jumped !!... and who cares what differences exist between American English and English English, unless you are a journalist or writing a scientific paper you'd have to be of such juvenile mentally to even be concerned with such issues....

 

Back on Topic... The BiB probably checked his ID so they could make their report on who 'jumped' in to save the drawing victim. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, richard_smith237 said:

It always astonishes me how a thread on an international forum gets derailed by one or two 'language experts'...

 

For the record, I doubt that he did dive into the canal, he probably jumped !!... and who cares what differences exist between American English and English English, unless you are a journalist or writing a scientific paper you'd have to be of such juvenile mentally to even be concerned with such issues....

 

Back on Topic... The BiB probably checked his ID so they could make their report on who 'jumped' in to save the drawing victim. 

 

 

plunged, that's more dramatic. This is going to be good, i can tell 

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On 2017-5-23 at 4:16 PM, transam said:

I did it three times many years back and they never bought me a beer.....:sad:

 

Did wot 3 times?

Tell stories?  ???

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1 minute ago, Sooo Upto Me said:

 

Did wot 3 times?

Tell stories?  ???

please don't ask,this could be embarrassing.

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22 hours ago, cmsally said:

Stripped off to dive in ??

Bit difficult to  swim in long trousers!

Or it took so long for the coppers to get there, he dried.

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7 minutes ago, Sooo Upto Me said:

 

Did wot 3 times?

Tell stories?  ???

Nooooo, but I know a Scots bloke who is good at telling stories.....:whistling:

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4 minutes ago, transam said:

Nooooo, but I know a Scots bloke who is good at telling stories.....:whistling:

My wife saved hundreds of lives, she failed her driving test.

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18 minutes ago, smotherb said:

You can change most spell checkers to British English.

How on FF, would like to know....:smile:

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10 minutes ago, transam said:

How on FF, would like to know....:smile:

Ah, well that may be the age-old problem when your language is dying.

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