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Life after lunch

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Life after lunch

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Postby bungeejumper » November 7th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Sad story, but.....

"A Scottish tourist has died in a suspected shark attack after his dismembered hand and wedding ring were found inside the animal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50331677

"After"? Go on, let me guess when he died. A week later? A month? Or maybe he was still paddling back to shore, one-handed, at the time they found the shark?

And what's this "suspected shark attack" anyway? ;)

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 7th, 2019, 1:14 pm

And what's this "suspected shark attack" anyway?
he could have drowned I guess, and the shark ate him later

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby bungeejumper » November 7th, 2019, 1:38 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:he could have drowned I guess, and the shark ate him later

My Lord, here endeth the case for the defence. My client is guilty of nothing more than cleaning up the marine environment, as any socially responsible ocean dweller ought to do. Besides, in the absence of a body, or rather, 95 percent of it, the whole matter of the alleged "death" is open to question. ;)

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 7th, 2019, 2:11 pm

Well, you don't know it was that particular shark. You know how they get when they are in a feeding frenzy

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby Dod101 » November 7th, 2019, 2:59 pm

bungeejumper wrote:Sad story, but.....

"A Scottish tourist has died in a suspected shark attack after his dismembered hand and wedding ring were found inside the animal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50331677

"After"? Go on, let me guess when he died. A week later? A month? Or maybe he was still paddling back to shore, one-handed, at the time they found the shark?

And what's this "suspected shark attack" anyway? ;)


Going back to the pedantry, the Scottish tourist was reported missing by his wife (so reported The Times this morning) They thought he might have drowned but then what is probably his hand was found inside a shark and so it was then suspected that he may have died in a shark attack. Still only 'may have died in a shark' attack because the report says he may have drowned first and his body was then attacked by a shark.

Dod

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 7th, 2019, 3:07 pm

It is now suspected that Scottish tourist died in a suspected shark attack, after his dismembered hand and wedding ring were found inside the animal
or something

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby bungeejumper » November 8th, 2019, 8:25 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:It is now suspected that Scottish tourist died in a suspected shark attack, after his dismembered hand and wedding ring were found inside the animal
or something

Precisely. Although, on reflection, we should probably let the second suspect go. ;)

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 8th, 2019, 9:12 am

sloppy cut and paste on my part :D

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby vrdiver » November 8th, 2019, 9:16 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:sloppy cut and paste on my part :D

as opposed to the shark's rather neater cut and paste job!

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 8th, 2019, 9:51 am

I was going to make an off-colour remark about 'hand jobs' but thought better of it.

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby UncleEbenezer » November 8th, 2019, 10:01 am

Is this something to do with legal processes?

In a criminal case you can usually[1] only speak of a suspected crime or an alleged perpetrator until you have the Guilty verdict. Does this late tourist's prospective inquest inherit that kind of hedged language?

[1] Excepting certain politicised areas like sex offences, terrorism, thought crime.

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Re: Life after lunch

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Postby bungeejumper » November 8th, 2019, 12:06 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:In a criminal case you can usually[1] only speak of a suspected crime or an alleged perpetrator until you have the Guilty verdict. Does this late tourist's prospective inquest inherit that kind of hedged language?

Maybe, but let's remember that this suspect had been caught red-handed.

I'll get me coat......

BJ


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