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    Is living in the sticks a good thing?

    I always find it strange when two Westerners meet at a bar or a cafe even though both are native English speakers they flip over into Thai with each other. Why?

    a: Can your wife speak any English mate?
    b: Ahh man, she speaks nit noy English John.
    a: My wife is good with money she is really khee niaao what about yours?
    b: She is a real little buffalo when it comes to money.

    Cant figure that!

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    You mean living in a wodden house? Yes, it sounds OK, but i worry about the spiders

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    Never done it, never heard it, khao jai?

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    Most of the Westerners i meet in the small villages avoid eye contact when i'm just about to say hello. Maybe it's just me...

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    Fuck me I'm guilty In the course of English conversations Thai slips out with out even knowing it. And speaking Thai with the ol' lady a word or two of English pops out sometimes too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper
    Cant figure that!
    maybe when you've learned the language and speak it on a daily basis you'll understand. Hell, times here I'd mix in some Spanish with my Thai for good measure up until a year or so ago.
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    Never happened to me, but then I can usually tell the difference between Thai people and farangs, a few things to help you distinguish between Thai and farang.
    1; perky breasts on a cute body = Thai female
    2; saggy breasts on a saggy body = farang male or female

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    I don't speak very much Thai at all, but some words come into my head in Thai instead of English, like I always think jin-jok, not gecko. If I ask my son what he's doing, or similar, it's as likely to come out in Thai as in English. I think that's because my BF didn't speak English when I met him & neither did his son, so I learnt a little Thai while they were learning English & we always conversed in a mixture of the two.

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    Yes, sometimes local is more concise. If I'm talking with a long-term farang, sometimes its easier to say jangwat rather than, "our equivalent of a state."

    I have a very difficult time, however, slipping the words "freelancer" or "barfine" into a conversation with my grammy back home without a protracted explanation.

    My wife and I still use a lot of leftover words from Japan.

    You are a product of your environment.

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    Nothing wrong with a bit of Thaiglish but you ain't the only one that gets annoyed by it....

    Sometimes I say "can I have nam pau?" when in a restuarant only for my good lady to say "why do you not just ask for water you stupid twat?"

    I think she may have a point but I still do it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper
    they flip over into Thai with each other
    Never experienced that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Never done it, never heard it, khao jai?

    That is a common one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Never experienced that.
    Maybe because you dont speak any Thai...

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    I use words like Soi and Klong when speaking to my English speaking friends. My personal favourite is "That's a bit fucking pang, isn't it?".

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    Righto, mate, peng indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tao
    Most of the Westerners i meet in the small villages avoid eye contact when i'm just about to say hello. Maybe it's just me...
    Are you a Thai cop?

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    The network is slow as molasses in January, an engineer came to my house unannounced I didn;t let him in he's ben here before nice guy but he knows and I know the problem is the whole fucking segment.
    Was talking to the ol'l lady just minute ago as I was dong an upload exclaimed in a somewhat angry voice, "Internet Chaaa Maaak loey!"
    Then smooth as you please; shifted gears, "we've got to Prien ISP"

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    don't speak very much Thai at all
    My lot haven't a beedin' clue about English but the wife and sisters so I have to speak French

    Laos that is BTW

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    ^Proof that jail has broken jarvis, he thinks he is some ladyboy shagging French **** now, a broken and sad man, jarvis, unfortunatly you are English

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    Butterfly influenced no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    he thinks he is some ladyboy shagging French **** now, a broken and sad man, jarvis, unfortunatly you are English
    With a bit of Irish luv...Pikey Frog Mushey Pea eater

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    I gatta hand it to Jarv, hes a changed man, totally rehabilitated, just shows you what a bit of time in the slammer with some butt fvcking whores like yaya and Ant can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Proof that jail has broken jarvis,

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    butt fvcking whores like yaya and Ant can do.
    Ant was doing Terry 57 and Butterfly, I was doing Yaya and Bambina....Slimboy Fat and Stroller have got it on You Tube, and sold it onto Kingwilly. All over Jakarta now, the Kiwi twat

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    gotta link? Might be useful as a Scared Straight tool.

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    ^PM the Stroller

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