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    4 New Important Words You Need to Know

    budtender (noun): A person whose job is to serve customers in a cannabis dispensary or shop. This word has come to the fore following moves to legalise the drug for medical use in some US states. It combines bud - slang for marijuana - and tender - as in bartender.

    normcore (noun): A trend in which ordinary, unfashionable clothing is worn as a deliberate fashion statement. Oxford Dictionaries said use of the word peaked in 2014 and remains 'very much alive' despite predictions from fashion pundits that the trend is over.


    contactless (adjective): Relating to or involving technologies that allow a smart card or mobile phone to contact wirelessly to an electronic reader, typically in order to make a payment. Usage peaked in September, when the technology was rolled out across London's transport network.

    slacktivism (noun): Actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, for example signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website. Oxford Dictionaries cited the Ice Bucket Challenge and the No Makeup Selfie as examples.


    Vape is named word of the year: E-cigarette term's use doubles in a year as it beats 'indyref', 'normcore' and 'contactless' | Daily Mail Online

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    Bagonize - the nervous tension of waiting at the airport luggage carousel

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    Teak Dormant, lurking east of Crack her tower

    As for contactless, Marie Celeste wrote to the man in the Iron hoof but answer came there none.

    Smeon was contactless for many years up a pole

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    There is only one word you need to know in Thailand. That word is 'no'.

    You should only have to say it to the long haired warrior about once per month, provided she has been trained properly in the first place.

    Because of their ingrained culture over a prolonged period, they need to be trained and eventually they will catch on. It will quickly become acceptable and eventually the norm. There will always be some resistance. After all you are undoing centuries of conditioning.

    Your persistence shall prevail and eventually be rewarded with a new found respect for the master.
    Heart of Gold and a Knob of butter.

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    I'm Neologismick

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    Nonce has a real negative connotation... especially in British English

    Neologismic though... yeah now I see the madness in the method

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    Grandiose delusions.

    Not new but fits appropriately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    There is only one word you need to know in Thailand. That word is 'no'.

    You should only have to say it to the long haired warrior about once per month, provided she has been trained properly in the first place.

    Because of their ingrained culture over a prolonged period, they need to be trained and eventually they will catch on. It will quickly become acceptable and eventually the norm. There will always be some resistance. After all you are undoing centuries of conditioning.

    Your persistence shall prevail and eventually be rewarded with a new found respect for the master.
    Spoken like a true farang.
    The long-haired warrior would never ask the Thai man...since she is working and amply providing her mate with the money for lao khao...isn't that the wy it really is ? >>> [ just ask pseudolus ]

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    Seriously PC, even the smart ones who have abandoned the Thai dinosaur boyfriend for a farang, need to learn that their new found position has some strings attached.

    If you don't remind them occasionally, you will end up buying houses and paying for their family to live it up. Not going to happen.

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    Wouldn't holding up a can of Mace , reaching for your Tazor or placing some hallow-point bullets into the cylinder of your Magnum provide an appropriate response without speaking a single word ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    Wouldn't holding up a can of Mace , reaching for your Tazor or placing some hallow-point bullets into the cylinder of your Magnum provide an appropriate response without speaking a single word ?
    I tend towards the more diplomatic, 'No'.
    That said I think there is just a tiny possibility that your post is in the wrong thread.

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    Chas, indeed you are right. The OP "Four important words you should know."

    Okay , utilize my scenario above.
    Then look her in the eye, take a deep breathe and with a sigh say, "Something on your mind ?"

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    ^No works fine for me though she does have an interesting collection of 'kitchen' knives.

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