"Pedo guy" is a common South African insult - Elon Musk

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"Pedo guy" is a common South African insult - Elon Musk

Elon Musk revealed that he hired a private investigator for $50,000 to back up his assertion in a 2018 tweet that a British caver was a “pedo guy.”

Musk is now asking a judge to forgo a trial and a throw out a lawsuit by the caver, Vernon Unsworth, accusing the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of defamation.

[Bloomberg]
 

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Oh as in Pedo Socks or Pedo Moustache? :unsure:

I always wondered where those stereotypes actually came from?
 

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Another thing, maybe someone can help me understand, what did Musk hire a private investigator for? To try to show the guy was in fact really a pedo or that pedo guy is a common insult?
 

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They asked the judge to treat Unsworth as a “public figure” for purposes of the case, arguing that Unsworth must meet a higher-than-ordinary level of proof that Musk either knew his statements were false or that he was reckless in making them.
That's a double edged sword Mr Tesla. LOL. Suck it up and pay up. Seems you've just funded his extended holiday
 

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Another thing, maybe someone can help me understand, what did Musk hire a private investigator for? To try to show the guy was in fact really a pedo or that pedo guy is a common insult?
The former, I believe.
 

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Oh as in Pedo Socks or Pedo Moustache? :unsure:

I always wondered where those stereotypes actually came from?
At first I thought BS. But now I've heard pedo moustache before.

Typical case of a nerd, someone socially awkward getting a commonly used phrase that they heard somewhere wrong.
 
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