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Hero father beats the pulp out of sexual predator!


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In theory I think it's wrong to kill or injure somebody when there is no direct threat to you or another person. Presumably, the sexual predator was no longer a threat when the dad entered the room. Yet I'm perfectly fine with the beating that took place. I guess that's why some things are just "in theory."

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I think anyone can empathise with the father in this case. Sure it's wrong to beat someone to a bloody pulp, but anyone would want to react that way if they were a parent. Good on him.

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Dunno.. Guess it's an English thing. Good on him means, good shit, more power to you, I approve etc etc

 

My guess would be that it's an English colloquialism that would would apply when someone would do something (an action of some kind, or achieve something) and a persons response would to be to wish good UPON him, and it's the vocalisation of that. Good on 'im. Can be used sarcastically as well, but I wasn't using it that way.

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Seconded. It's English.

 

Which, by the way, means it's correct. ;-)

 

Afterthought: I believe it's originally born from a commoner's twist of a blessing. Which is why it is ON not for. Put Good on him. What was done was appropriate, Good is on him. With him. etc. etc.

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