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To think this man is awesome

(94 Posts)
PatPig Tue 07-May-13 13:04:48
chocoluvva Tue 07-May-13 13:09:09

Man yeah!

Ohhhhhhhh YES!

PatPig Tue 07-May-13 13:10:39

Here's more of him being super awesome:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdtCEaxfT38

PatPig Tue 07-May-13 13:15:26
Tabliope Tue 07-May-13 13:19:50

I don't think what he did was "awesome" at all. He did the right thing and should be commended for that but he didn't exactly put himself out a hell of a lot. Sorry, but he was merely there at the right time and did what most would do - no extreme bravery involved. It was great he heard her and managed to get help, but I don't think that "awesome", like he had to battle the bad guys or went to any extreme lengths or anything.

NotYoMomma Tue 07-May-13 13:22:39

The second link made me chuckle, it's a tragic story and I'm glad they are free but damn that fella made me laugh

HoHoHoNoYouDont Tue 07-May-13 13:25:46

Won't be long until Hollywood have made a film about it.

NotYoMomma Tue 07-May-13 13:28:06

I think it's more the way he did it rather than what he did.

There is this dude lives near me who rides his bike to work - not a big deal.
But he rides his bike with proper swagger, he makes me chuckle and totally makes me smile, I'm always looking out for him.

It's just the way he gives the whole back story, did he really need to tell the dispatcher that he had just come back from McDonalds before he mentioned the kidnapping victim ?

Tabliope Tue 07-May-13 13:38:40

I just wouldn't use the word awesome as I'm not American. If something is awesome, it would have to inspire awe in me - but awesome seems to used for things as mundane as a roller coaster ride or a nice meal, it's so overused.

If you're referring to his character then I'd probably say he's a bit of a character and I agree he is but that's not "awesome" - funny maybe, a bit of a personality or quirky. I thought you were referring to what he'd done not what his personality is like. Just a strange use of word to me, but then I'm not American. He'll dine out on the story for many years to come I'm sure and good luck to him, he deserves that. Hope the women and kids are all fine. What a complete nightmare for them and their families.

PatPig Tue 07-May-13 13:51:06

Another person heard something from the house and did nothing.

He rescued the girl.

He is a hero, and also v. funny.

MySweetPrince Tue 07-May-13 13:55:49

Not American so wouldn't describe him as awesome......courageous yes, and in the right place at the right time. The telling part of the video for me was when he said " I knew something was really wrong when a pretty little white girl runs into a black mans arms".......

Tabliope Tue 07-May-13 13:59:52

I think the word hero is bandied about too much. He did what most decent people would do, nothing particularly heroic imo - he didn't even seem to particularly know what was going on. Awesome is a weird word to use though unless you're American. I don't want to think about whether he's funny or not - he seems a bit of a character, yes. It's those poor women I'm thinking about.

RevoltingPeasant Tue 07-May-13 14:00:33

Yes, definitely awesome! I loved the whole 'I just saw this girl going nuts'.

Or, if you are picky, 'brilliant', 'super', whatever. Goodness, who cares: you know you do get people from different cultures on this site and not all of them use exactly the same slang as you?

Perhaps I am just easily impressed, but rescuing 3 women from captivity is, to me, pretty amazing. So yeah, awesome!

PatPig Tue 07-May-13 14:02:19

It looks like he will be able to buy a whole lot of Big Macs with his FBI reward. www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap

Tabliope Tue 07-May-13 14:05:18

Yes, revoltingpeasant I do realise other people use this site, thanks for that confused. Just a completely weird word to use in this circumstance imo. Such an over used word in America anyway (do adults use it? I thought only kids would) and it wasn't clear what patpig was referring to - his actions or him. Wasn't trying to be picky. Just confused by the use of it. Sorry if Patpig is American and it's how she speaks.

WafflyVersatile Tue 07-May-13 14:05:34

McDonalds must be loving it.

RevoltingPeasant Tue 07-May-13 14:08:06

Sorry Tabliope, didn't mean to pick at you - it just seemed not really the main point of the story, and also whilst I'm sure this is not you at all, there is quite a lot of anti-Americanism on this site.

Actually quite a lot of North Americans (US & Canada) use the term in my experience, slightly tongue in cheek mostly.

NotYoMomma Tue 07-May-13 14:08:31

Adult in this county seem to be using amazeballs so we are hardly n a position to comment on the way American adults use legitimate words lol

Gotta love MN.

I say awesome all the time, I usually sing it

Tabliope Tue 07-May-13 14:13:14

I've heard my DS say awesome once - he was 8 and it was while on holiday in the US. Never heard anyone say amazeballs apart from a colleague friend who was up on trendy lingo smile Must be my age. No, you're right. It's not the main point of the story - but to me neither he. It's the women.

WafflyVersatile Tue 07-May-13 14:25:13

Lots of people in the UK use awesome in a generically great fun way rather than its official definition.

Anyway good on him for not just 'walking by' and I hope he enjoys his 15 minutes and reward. smile

everlong Tue 07-May-13 14:25:32

I love the word awesome.
That man is it.

everlong Tue 07-May-13 14:26:12

Oh and I'm not American.

Tabliope Tue 07-May-13 14:32:23

Well if you all want to sound like American teenagers that's up to you. It's the last thing I'd want to sound like.

raffle Netherlands Tue 07-May-13 14:35:56

He is loving his macdonalds isn't he? smile

fuzzypicklehead Tue 07-May-13 14:38:04

The story is just gobsmacking. 10 years after she was kidnapped, and having never left that house? With a baby in tow!

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