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  • Damn....L & O: UK episodes are grittier than expected.
  • I'm lucky I didn't end up under a bus when I was staggering around Dublin a few years ago. Crossing streets with people driving on the "wrong" side of the road is disconcerting after a few pints.
  • L.D. Ablo: I'm lucky I didn't end up under a bus when I was staggering around Dublin a few years ago. Crossing streets with people driving on the "wrong" side of the road is disconcerting after a few pints.


    Never been to Ireland but I almost autodarwinated myself in London by looking left before crossing a busy street
  • "Being thrown under the bus" is not a euphemism anywhere.
  • Pribar: L.D. Ablo: I'm lucky I didn't end up under a bus when I was staggering around Dublin a few years ago. Crossing streets with people driving on the "wrong" side of the road is disconcerting after a few pints.

    Never been to Ireland but I almost autodarwinated myself in London by looking left before crossing a busy street


    Dublin's actually painted 'Look Right -->' and 'Look Left
  • neat, a new farkle

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  • I was there immediately after the incident as the police were tapping it off.

    Sad story all around, but I really didn't understand why it took them so long to move the dead guy and re-open the road.
  • FTFA:he was allegedly pushed toward the bus, wasn't homeless and didn't drink, his family said.

    But if he was a drunk or homeless, pushing him under a moving bus would have totally been cool.
  • Fark_Guy_Rob: I was there immediately after the incident as the police were tapping it off.

    Sad story all around, but I really didn't understand why it took them so long to move the dead guy and re-open the road.


    The article said "died of horrific head injuries" so he probably didn't die immediately. You were waiting for paramedics to come up with a way to safely move a mostly dead man.
  • mike_d85: Fark_Guy_Rob: I was there immediately after the incident as the police were tapping it off.

    Sad story all around, but I really didn't understand why it took them so long to move the dead guy and re-open the road.

    The article said "died of horrific head injuries" so he probably didn't die immediately. You were waiting for paramedics to come up with a way to safely move a mostly dead man.


    Actually it says he died almost immediately. I imagine you were waiting for the coroner (or whatever they're called in Ireland, but it's coroner here in Scotland), to have pictures taken etc. and the scene mapped, and then a doctor to confirm death.

    / Finding the doctor takes the time. When someone's head splattered all over the ground like a melon, you don't need a mirror and some smelling salts to confirm they're dead...
  • I wonder if died of horrific head injuries!
  • So "Real Life Horrific Head Injury Harry" would probably be a bad recurring character on soap operas.
  • I've been dating a zookeeper, and virtually everything she says about work sounds like a euphemism. Last week I asked her what she was doing and the answer was "washing the warthog."
  • that guy took a picture. he tried to get the driver to stop by flashing him.
  • mike_d85: Fark_Guy_Rob: I was there immediately after the incident as the police were tapping it off.

    Sad story all around, but I really didn't understand why it took them so long to move the dead guy and re-open the road.

    The article said "died of horrific head injuries" so he probably didn't die immediately. You were waiting for paramedics to come up with a way to safely move a mostly dead man.


    Even the next morning; long after the body was moved, they still had three or four police and one Dublin Bus guy standing at the intersection to ensure nobody violated the sanctity of the police tape. The intersection is on a few of the main bus routes (like the 46a, 140, and 145) that were still being re-routed on my way into work some....14-15 hours after the accident. It was sometime between noon and 5pm the day after the accident that they had regular access to the street.

    In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal. And being delayed a few hours is infinitely better than being involved in an accident with a bus. I was just really amazed at how long it all took. Maybe it's normal and/or maybe they're actually doing really important stuff at the scene that I just don't understand?
  • mike_d85: FTFA:he was allegedly pushed toward the bus, wasn't homeless and didn't drink, his family said.

    But if he was a drunk or homeless, pushing him under a moving bus would have totally been cool.


    No, but it's a hell of a lot more common for one of those two to be true when this happens (saw a lot of drunks attempt to darwin themselves in Dublin the night they beat Romania in the '90 World Cup).
  • Nor is "sliding down the banshee's tail."
  • Dublin has some very busy bus routes and it's not surprising as it gets

    Fark_Guy_Rob: In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal. And being delayed a few hours is infinitely better than being involved in an accident with a bus. I was just really amazed at how long it all took. Maybe it's normal and/or maybe they're actually doing really important stuff at the scene that I just don't understand?


    Well it was a suspected murder. Probably have to preserve the scene and photograph it from every angle during daylight hours.
  • It's not a euphemism anywhere.

    It's a metaphor.
  • RealityChuck: It's not a euphemism anywhere.

    It's a metaphor.


    A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object.

    Your metaphor sucks like a a 42 year old truck stop hooker.

    That's a metaphor.

    Her clothes fell like petals of a wilting flower is also a metaphor. See? Likening one matter to another

    You could say that throwing someone under a bus is an idiom. Which is to say a saying whose meaning cannot be grasped by literal meaning.
  • Mangoose: RealityChuck: It's not a euphemism anywhere.

    It's a metaphor.

    A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object.

    Your metaphor sucks like a a 42 year old truck stop hooker.

    That's a metaphor.

    Her clothes fell like petals of a wilting flower is also a metaphor. See? Likening one matter to another

    You could say that throwing someone under a bus is an idiom. Which is to say a saying whose meaning cannot be grasped by literal meaning.


    No, those are similes. "Arms like a gorilla" is a simile. "Gorilla arms" is a metaphor, unless you're talking about a gorilla.

    /About the only thing I remember out of High School English.
  • Mangoose: RealityChuck: It's not a euphemism anywhere.

    It's a metaphor.

    A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object.

    Your metaphor sucks like a a 42 year old truck stop hooker.

    That's a metaphor.

    Her clothes fell like petals of a wilting flower is also a metaphor. See? Likening one matter to another

    You could say that throwing someone under a bus is an idiom. Which is to say a saying whose meaning cannot be grasped by literal meaning.


    Actually those "metaphors" of yours are similes. Likening something to another (like or as) is a simile. Instead, it actually being called the other thing rather than a comparison, is a metaphor.

    Idiom does seem to be the right term, Euphemism definitely isn't.
  • I was walking around Dublin, and a city bus ran over a pigeon. Sounded like someone biting into a really juicy apple.

    /CSB
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