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    Thai Insults

    Well since we're here and we've already established that swearing is fucking important we may as well go ahead and learn how to tell people in no uncertain terms to bugger off in Siamese - I'm obviously not suggesting that, once the information has been stored, you practice in the local shop or pub. No, try it on the Mrs first and if you don't have one find an old person and scream and shout the profanties in their face..make sure they are accompanied by a walking frame, stick or wheel chair, this way you are sure of an unhindered getaway.

    First and easiest of the insults come in the form of I and E.

    'I' pronunced 'EYE' obviously, is often used as a very informal way of addressing friends and sometimes family:

    I Somjit = Bloody Somjit, but in an extremely light hearted way. No malice is intended whatsoever.

    E Somjit = Fucking Somjit, sometimes this can be used both derogatively and again in jest, but is ten times stronger than I. Use it with caution, if at all.

    Now to our first insults:

    I Kwai = Bloody buffalo. Buffalo refers to someone who acts, in essence, like a buffalo - basically all brawn and zero brain and is considered to be the most offensive of animals to be likened to. So, although this can be commonly heard amongst friends it would be a bad move to try this out on a member of the general public - unless you fancy a scuffle, in which case you'd better go in mob handed because Somjit invariably is.

    E Kwai = Fucking buffalo. Generally thought of as 'fighting talk'. There's little to no point in saying this unless you are armed, but it'll let your old women know that you are au faire with the way of the insult.

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    I use this word you arse hole

    AH DOOT

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    I find "Idiot" doesn't require any translation.

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    Next seems to be one of the more fashionable insults of today.

    I Sat - Bloody animal. Taken in the same vain as I Kwai, this is mostly used by teenagers who are playing stupid fucking computer games and generally being racous in the internet shop. Fuckers. Again, usually said without malicious intent.

    E Sat - Fucking animal. Again, a very strong profanity, very similar to E Kwai but more contemporary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge
    I find "Idiot" doesn't require any translation.
    Mai Yet or Nah Hee are probably more accurate when addressing stupid Thais but might get you killed, so maybe stick to using idiot it's safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge
    I find "Idiot" doesn't require any translation.
    I think the Thais use it too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Well since we're here and we've already established that swearing is fucking important we may as well go ahead and learn how to tell people in no uncertain terms to bugger off in Siamese - I'm obviously not suggesting that, once the information has been stored, you practice in the local shop or pub. No, try it on the Mrs first and if you don't have one find an old person and scream and shout the profanties in their face..make sure they are accompanied by a walking frame, stick or wheel chair, this way you are sure of an unhindered getaway.

    First and easiest of the insults come in the form of I and E.

    'I' pronunced 'EYE' obviously, is often used as a very informal way of addressing friends and sometimes family:

    I Somjit = Bloody Somjit, but in an extremely light hearted way. No malice is intended whatsoever.

    E Somjit = Fucking Somjit, sometimes this can be used both derogatively and again in jest, but is ten times stronger than I. Use it with caution, if at all.

    Now to our first insults:

    I Kwai = Bloody buffalo. Buffalo refers to someone who acts, in essence, like a buffalo - basically all brawn and zero brain and is considered to be the most offensive of animals to be likened to. So, although this can be commonly heard amongst friends it would be a bad move to try this out on a member of the general public - unless you fancy a scuffle, in which case you'd better go in mob handed because Somjit invariably is.

    E Kwai = Fucking buffalo. Generally thought of as 'fighting talk'. There's little to no point in saying this unless you are armed, but it'll let your old women know that you are au faire with the way of the insult.
    Unless these words have specific different meanings in your own particular Region I am not at all impressed by your Thai language skills so far!

    "I" and "E" mean exactly the same - the only difference is that one would use "I" when referring to a male whereas "E" would be used when the subject is a female. Both are used as a friendly term of mild abuse among friends or relatives but will cause great offence in other contexts.

    I also think it is the absolute height of stupidity to try to learn vulgar or offensive Thai words, at least with the intention of using them in conversations; said in the wrong way or wrong situation and you will sincerely regret the error.

    Don't do it - seriously!

    Patrick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    I find "Idiot" doesn't require any translation.
    Idiot: 'crazy person' or 'fool.'
    Thai: means more like 'dirty.'


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    "I" and "E" mean exactly the same - the only difference is that one would use "I" when referring to a male whereas "E" would be used when the subject is a female.
    Disagree - they're inter-changable where I live and I daresay the rest of the country and I'd rather refer to someone as I over E should I be fishing for a jovial insult.

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    Pick at your arse, then wipe their head.

    Although you might catch some animal ticks off them.

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    Keep them coming, my missus never teaches me any shit like this, i learn from places like here or facebook. And i will be careful where i use them thanks Patrick.
    My missus says you wouldnt use them as a friendly term of abuse with friends at all unless you didnt want them as a friend.
    You should have seen my missus face when i was rattling off some of the words from here, priceless! so keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    Don't do it - seriously!
    Pussy

    My kids use samong mar when arguing or joking Brain of dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    "I" and "E" mean exactly the same - the only difference is that one would use "I" when referring to a male whereas "E" would be used when the subject is a female.
    Disagree - they're inter-changable where I live and I daresay the rest of the country and I'd rather refer to someone as I over E should I be fishing for a jovial insult.

    As I said, it must be just a Regional usage, it's definitely not the case Countrywide.

    To Quote from a popular online Thai Dictionary:

    ไอ้ (Derogatory title used before the names of men or when referring to men.)


    อี (prefix used before the names of women or when referring to women ; very offensive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    very offensive
    Yep, that's the difference..

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    very offensive
    Yep, that's the difference..

    No:

    ไอ้ (Derogatory title used before the names of men or when referring to men.)


    อี (prefix used before the names of women or when referring to women ; very offensive)

    That's the difference.

    Patrick

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    Take a chill, Ai Paddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Take a chill, Ai Paddy.
    ใครใหญ่ใครอยู่นายประธาน





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    ^ So you've never heard of a female being referred to with a prefixed 'I'?? I find that incredibly hard to believe..unless you live in a cave.

    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
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    and THAT is the difference..

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    very offensive
    and THAT is the difference..




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    I have been known to mouth "nah Laos" to other drivers who have pissed me off.

    Try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post

    Mai Yet or Nah Hee are probably more accurate when addressing stupid Thais but might get you killed, so maybe stick to using idiot it's safer.
    Somehow they seem to have learned what "idiot" means. I cannot imagine how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge
    I find "Idiot" doesn't require any translation.
    I think the Thais use it too...
    Yes I believe they do. I suppose if Thai people hear a word often enough they begin to understand its use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post

    Idiot: 'crazy person' or 'fool.'
    Thai: means more like 'dirty.'
    Whatever meaning they associate it with, I do find it really bothers them, so I use it sparingly.

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    Ee dok mei? - Do you fuck around/put it about? They don't like this one.

    I/E chang nam - Fat and ugly, walrus.

    Mehn mak mak! Toe dtak kee lei mei? - It stinks, did you just follow through?

    That's enough for now...

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