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    Covid 19 and all its accompaniments is a global culling of the herd. Jebus won't save you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Covid 19 and all its accompaniments is a global culling of the herd. Jebus won't save you...
    ...not an unpopular opinion...

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    I usually think that those blokes who proclaim that they are fluent in Thai are 99% bullshitting.

    This may be a popular or unpopular opinion depending who you are.

    The only time I hear about how they are fluent in Thai is on the internet. I have never met someone in real life who has said or displayed they are fluent.

    For the record, I do not know anyone personally that is 100% fluent, but there are a few out there. Just don't think they would be spending their time on Thaivisa, TD or some other forum fighting about the correct air pressure for your tyres or the price of corn in Issan.
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    I knew 3 all German.


    TMK none of them have ever posted on here, 1 posts on a German help advice forum in thailand and helps out loads of his countrymen in trouble here, respect.

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    ^ Agree, there are a few out there, I'm just saying those who shout it from the rooftops on the interweb are mostly deluded.

    I have heard a few through the years speak decent Thai, but no one ever proclaim that they are fluent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    I usually think that those blokes who proclaim that they are fluent in Thai
    My Boys, Luk khrueng, ลูกครึ่ง will be ... assuming that 'fluent' doesn't have to encompass reading/writing.

    But we digress

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    Back on topic.

    David48 is a newbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Back on topic.

    David48 is a newbie

    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    I usually think that those blokes who proclaim that they are fluent in Thai are 99% bullshitting.

    This may be a popular or unpopular opinion depending who you are.

    The only time I hear about how they are fluent in Thai is on the internet. I have never met someone in real life who has said or displayed they are fluent.

    For the record, I do not know anyone personally that is 100% fluent, but there are a few out there. Just don't think they would be spending their time on Thaivisa, TD or some other forum fighting about the correct air pressure for your tyres or the price of corn in Issan.
    I know and have known several farangs fluent in Thai, and from my little comprehension listening to them in action they seem to speak the language clearly and with proper intonation, rather than (lazy) street Thai as many Thais do. Two were partially taken off street duty as volunteer police to become translators.

    And as you say having learned the language they tend to use it, being more involved with Thais than other farangs are, and with little patience to squabble on www forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Covid 19 and all its accompaniments is a global culling of the herd. Jebus won't save you...


    So.....what if you don't take to this Jebsus, nor ever have fashioned a conscious of this manner?

    Safe still?

    Last edited by HuangLao; 26-04-2020 at 06:45 PM.

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    ^No, you're fucked too.

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    Got a red for my opinion (...and remember, it's just my opinion) on people who boast about their Thai skills on the interweb.

    A Free Orange Juice if you can guess the poster.

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    This is an unpopular opinion thread, could be yours was unbearably popular?

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    A Box Mac is far superior than all those wanky premium burgers from vans that are all the rage nowadays.

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    McDonald’s is the best restaurant in the world.

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    and Taco Bell press them a close second

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    A proper fry up is a nasty ill tasting way to spend sunday morning after a night out with the gaffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
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    in what seems like a lifetime ago, i taught english in thailand....there was occasionally an inkling respect and no prestige whatsoever. and i was in a much better position than most.

    but, YMMV
    Ray, instead of sending me this reputation, be man enough to place your comment in the Forum ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    place your comment in the Forum
    ok.....nobody gives a fuck whether or not your girlfriend's kids speak english or thai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    nobody
    It's Mr Nobody to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    ok.....nobody gives a fuck whether or not your girlfriend's kids speak english or thai.
    Since you bought my Family into it reach-a-round, and you are a self described ex-TELFer, did you teach your kids Thai?

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    You still absolutely not biting, dave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You still absolutely not biting, dave?
    Yeh, I am ... I just get tired of the Prick.

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