Duck revolt in Nakhon Pathom (video)

Duck revolt in Nakhon Pathom (video)

Huge numbers of ducks block road in Nakhon Pathom as they leave farm in a "mass revolt" in search of food. Incident caught on camera and shared online.


Ducks in 'mass revolt' in Nakhon Pathom


NAKHON PATHOM - Huge numbers of ducks blocked a rural road in Bang Len district as they left their home farm in a "mass revolt" in search of food, and the incident was caught on camera and shared online.

The two-minute video clip was uploaded to YouLike, a video-sharing website, by Jack Saranthat on Saturday.

In the video, a car driver was seen complaining to a woman who was filming the incident that he was in a hurry to get to work, but his way was blocked huge numbers of ducks.

"I'm not sure why these ducks are in revolt. You can see the great mass of ducks swarming on the road. They have now occupied the area entirely," the man quipped.

There could be as many as a "hundred thousand" ducks blocking the road, he added.

He was referring to the so-called great mass uprising, or muan maha prachachon, of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), led by former Democrat Party secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban. The PDRC laid siege to Bangkok for about six months, beginning in November,  to topple the Yingluck Shinawatra government.

According to Jack Saranthat, a farmer was taking the ducks to find food on the opposite side of the road.

Most netizens said they liked how the ducks were parading in an organised manner and that motorists were patient with the birds and did not run them over.

Some said the drivers were probably seng ped, or bored. Seng ped literally means a boring duck in Thai. The slang is often used to express boredom or being fed up with something or someone.

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  • block: to stop someone/ something from moving through or along something else - ปิดกั้น, กีดขวาง
  • bore: to cause you to feel impatient or dissatisfied, because you are not interested in something or because you have nothing to do - ทำให้รู้สึกเบื่อหน่าย ทำให้รู้สึกเหนื่อยหน่าย
  • boredom: feeling impatient or dissatisfied, because you are not interested in something or because you have nothing to do - ความเบื่อหน่าย, ความเหนื่อยหน่าย
  • complain: to say that you are annoyed, unhappy or not satisfied about somebody/something - บ่น, ร้องทุกข์
  • district (noun): an area of a country, town or province, especially one that has particular features - เขต, อำเภอ, บริเวณ, แขวง
  • entirely: completely; in every way possible - โดยทั้งหมด, โดยสิ้นเชิง
  • express: to tell someone about a feeling, opinion, or aim by speaking or writing about it - แสดงออก (ทางความคิดหรือความรู้สึก) โดยใช้คำพูดหรือการเขียน, พูดออกมา
  • fed up with: annoyed or bored with something that you feel you have accepted for too long - เบื่อ, ผิดหวัง โดยเฉพาะกับสิ่งที่เจอมานาน
  • former: of or in an earlier time; before the present time or in the past - อดีต, แต่ก่อน
  • huge: very large - ใหญ่โต
  • hurry (verb): going fast, doing something quickly - รีบ, รีบเร่ง, รีบไป
  • literally: really true; exactly as what was said - อย่างแท้จริง, อย่างตามตัวอักษร
  • manner: way - ลักษณะท่าทาง, กิริยาท่าทาง, วิธีการ
  • mass: a large amount of something - ปริมาณมาก
  • motorist (noun): a person driving a car or other motor vehicle - คนขับรถยนต์, ผู้ขับรถ
  • netizen: a person who uses the Internet a lot - พลเมืองเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์
  • occupied: when a person or people are at a place -
  • opposite: across from or facing someone or something - ที่อยู่ตรงกันข้าม
  • parade: to walk somewhere in a formal group of people, in order to celebrate or protest about something - เดินขบวน, เดินพาเหรด
  • patient: able to wait for a long time without becoming angry or upset - อดทน
  • quip (verb): to give a spoken statement of an opinion or thought in a happy or amusing way - ตอบอย่างอารมณ์ดี
  • refer: to mention someone or something - อ้างถึง, อ้างอิง
  • revolt: to take violent action against the people in power - ปฏิวัติ
  • run over: when a car hits and injures or kills someone -
  • rural: connected with the countryside outside big towns and cities  - ในชนบท, บ้านนอก
  • siege: a situation in which a group of people surround a building in order to protest about something or to force the people inside to come out - การเข้าห้อมล้อม
  • slang: informal language used by people when speaking to each other - ภาษาสแลง, ถ้อยคำที่เป็นภาษาพูดและใช้ในกลุ่มคนบางกลุ่ม, ภาษารหัสของขโมยหรือโจร, คำสแลง
  • so-called: used for saying that a particular word is usually used for referring to someone or something - ที่เป็นที่รู้กัน
  • swarm: a large number of people, animals or insects moving together as a group - กลุ่มจำนวนมากมาย
  • topple: to force out of power; to cause to fall (also oust, unseat or overthrow) - โค่นอำนาจ
  • uprising: a political situation in which a large group of people opposes and tries to defeat the government or a ruler - การลุกฮือขึ้นก่อการปฏิวัติ
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