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    Dangers in not able to speak Thai

    I went to the barber shop yesterday. I don't know the Thai word for "STOP". The barber cut off half my beard while I was trying to think of the word. I was too late. I am now beardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Donnell
    I don't know the Thai word for "STOP"
    presumably, it's your first week.

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    Easy.

    'Ee kwai, hyud! yak dtai mai?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Easy.

    'Ee kwai, hyud! yak dtai mai?'


    Watch your easygoing, friendly local Thai barber turn into Sweeney Todd.

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    Easy, you could have yelled "Aardvaark" if you wanted to. It's not the word, it's the tone they understand; just like with pets.

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    If he cut off half your beard then why are you beardless ?
    By my calculation you should still have half a beard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Donnell
    I went to the barber shop yesterday. I don't know the Thai word for "STOP". The barber cut off half my beard while I was trying to think of the word. I was too late. I am now beardless.
    never mind, its a good tale, and one that happens to plenty of us.

    hope it grows back soon.

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    Just shout "Oi!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Donnell
    I went to the barber shop yesterday. I don't know the Thai word for "STOP".
    Same thing happened to me at the massage joint not long ago ... lucky she was a good sort

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    I think No might have done it.

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    " What the fcuk" works also! Most thai's recognize fcuk and when they hear it!

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    ^
    Not a good idea if the man's holding a cut-throat razor........

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    Stop = Sa thop,

    Now you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Donnell View Post
    I went to the barber shop yesterday. I don't know the Thai word for "STOP". The barber cut off half my beard while I was trying to think of the word. I was too late. I am now beardless.

    You could not show with your hands and body language? I am sure he would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Easy.

    'Ee kwai, hyud! yak dtai mai?'
    Buffalo you wanna die?

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    Stop in Thai is pronouced 'yut'. Just look at all of the stop signs.

    Or you could have just said 'paw' which means enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    and one that happens to plenty of us
    WHO ? Just name one other person who experienced this kind of trauma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    and one that happens to plenty of us
    WHO ? Just name one other person who experienced this kind of trauma.
    Take a look around at all the beardless farangs.

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    Well, over 8 years here and i would have said : SET LEO, what i think means : it is finish ! The chap migth just start working faster eventually, as per Leoleo...

    Even ordering a LEO beer in a bar or a small shop is difficult in this country, they never get it by my first asking !

    i then say LEee - ooOO and i get my beer with them replying aaaaaaAAAAAAAA generally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Donnell View Post
    I am now beardless.
    Most of us on TD are legless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    WHO ? Just name one other person who experienced this kind of trauma.
    Blackgang

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    i then say LEee - ooOO and i get my beer with them replying aaaaaaAAAAAAAA generally
    Get that with Tiger

    Have to say Ti GUUR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Brown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    i then say LEee - ooOO and i get my beer with them replying aaaaaaAAAAAAAA generally
    Get that with Tiger

    Have to say Ti GUUR
    Hey, not all speak Lao (Isarn)!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Blackgang

    Honestly ?

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    something to do with a brain surgeon, if I remember correctly

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