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    True abilities

    Do you ever let - on in the company of Thais as to the true extent of your thai language abilities. Whether its azzhole colleagues at work, or hi-so wannabes at some shite "social" event, nothing is better than hearing some ignoramus making some pithy comment about you, only for you to riposte with a sharp comment.

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    I overheard these two galee talking about me in Thai in an internet cafe once... hooker one said White westerner is handsome hooker two said yes but he is a poor English teacher

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    I presume you'd left your wig at home that day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I presume you'd left your wig at home that day?
    Wait till you see me in the flesh I am a stunner !

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    There are perks to knowing more than the opposition thinks you know, but as a downside (upside?) under those conditions, it's only a matter of time before a sniper lets loose.

    I prefer to let them find out for themselves, though my Thai is far from what it ought to be by now, and I get lost as soon as they start rabbiting among themselves at their own pace.

    keda

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    I've had loads of laughs doing this - but actually it isn't really an advantage knowing what they are saying as it is often very negative.

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    I am actually, geng mak.

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    i find i understand about 70%

    which is just enough to misunderstand the key points

    they know i'm too knowledgable to gossip about in my presence unless they want me to understand

    one day i'll let loose with my full reportire of how delicious lunch is, how narak hello kitty is and how all foreigners in nana are sleazy wankers
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    I've had loads of laughs doing this - but actually it isn't really an advantage knowing what they are saying as it is often very negative.
    You know, I think that depends on who they are talking about.

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