Talk:Hong Kong teenager murders mother and sister

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This article is not very thorough because I don't want to spend all my time translating when I can be reading that Archer novel. :)

    • The youth later went to the local seaside park and cut his right palm madly.
    • The mother and daughter were cut more than ten times on the neck and back. Blood and flesh mingled and the scene was horrifying. (That's very NPOV of them, but I shouldn't care. :P)
    • ...then he went to the park, wounded. There was stains of blood along the way.
    • (found on one of those pics on the side):
      • Mr Tam (Restaurant employee): I was shocked to hear the news of the murder; it is impossible that such an event can happen among that family!
      • Mr Cheung (Newspaper vendor): The boy's parents are very hard-working. I've never heard quarrels among that family before. The boy is nice, only a bit on the quiet side.
      • Mr Tai (Neighbour): The boy and girl are really nice; I never thought this would happen to them.
    • ...Including the english words PX and SXXT, plus the Chinese words ***ch, s***head and (well, i cant really identify this swear word), and it appeared that he had to express his discontent in some way. Also, a heart shape was drawn and the words 'I love Chan (Placeholder) Ling' and 'Happy Birthday (the name of his late sister).'
    • Note that PX does not refer to P**s or P**i; it is the censored form of a minced oath, now widely considered offensive, of a Cantonese swear word. Apparently the reporter thought it was a swear word in English.
    • A notice was put up on the boy's father's restaurant saying that the owner had a problem and the operation of the restaurant would be suspended.
    • ...or he should have suffered from schizophrenia or delusional disorder. Neurologists should be required to assess his situation in order to come to a correct conclusion.

A chopper[edit]

What is a chopper? -- (talk) 14:10, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Good question. He obviously didn't use a helicopter. What is a chopper? (talk) 15:22, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Some sort of blade used for food preparation, a bit like a cleaver or machete, I think. One dictionary [1] says a short handled axe, though I think these pictures are what the article refers to:

Hope that helps. --InfantGorilla (talk) 16:17, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

A chopper, at least here, is an instrument used for cutting your greens. 'Chopper' is seldom used as a slang for helicopter in HK. Mind you, HK people seldom talk about helicopters anyway. Kayau (talk · contribs) 02:00, 27 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. --InfantGorilla (talk) 05:50, 27 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the responses. My imagination was going wild with ideas of a small child flying a helicopter and crashing... thus 'chopping' people around it. Which is pretty gruesome. However now rereading it with the idea of a vegetable knife doesn't seem as bad, yet still gruesome.-- (talk) 13:47, 27 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Uh...I was thinking of something ruder than a helicopter. -_- Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 13:56, 27 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Let's hope our readers aren't from the UK, because you-know-what. Kayau (talk · contribs) 14:43, 28 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Heh heh heh heh Matthewedwards (talk) 20:07, 28 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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