Posted by 5 years ago. Why do kidnap victims sometimes fail to escape, even when they have the chance to run? 80% Yeah You Are 20% No Way. Another good question is why it’s taken so long for someone to ask about “kidnap.” You’d think, given that much of cable TV news in the US seems to be devoted to examining the latest kidnappings in exhaustive detail, hour after hour, that someone would have asked me about the term during a commercial or something. Kidnapping is a very serious charge that brings significant penalties. How did Rizal overcome frustration in his romance? Appropriately enough, kidnapper seems to have originated among How old was Ralph macchio in the first Karate Kid? Every adult I know wants to nap, so that sounds like something extremely positive. Archived. This thread is archived. share. More significant penalties are typically given in cases where the victim is a child, or where the victim was injured, sexually assaulted, or exposed to danger. 0 comments. napper, the two parts of the compound, were slang of the sort that 50% Upvoted. Archived. share. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Despite the origins, the word is commonly used in cases where adults are taken. I’m not leaving any details out. When did organ music become associated with baseball? They were super detailed. considered low slang when kidnapper was formed, and napper is What does kidnap mean? Posted by 5 years ago. How long will the footprints on the moon last? Shouldn't it become adult-napping? We can all hear “kid” when we say “kidnap” though, so sometimes people will make formations based on the “-nap” suffix. Kidnapping of adults is often for ransom or to force someone to withdraw money from an ATM, but may also be for the purpose of sexual assault.. Cookies help us deliver our Services. no comments yet. Be the first to share what you think! Learn more. Sort by. Why didn’t they run or cry out for help? Kidnapping, on the other hand, has a completely different (negative) connotation. Sort by. This thread is archived. colonies such as the ones in North America. The kidnapping relates to thinking adults of immature understanding, not to young children. If someone kidnaps an adult, why is it still called kidnapping? Under federal and state law, kidnapping is commonly defined as the taking of a person from one place to another against their will, or the confinement of a person to a controlled space. The voters have decided that boomboomcha is right! Guest Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:23 pm GMT <