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#1 Thai Logic

Postby fountainhall » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:04 am

If there is one aspect of Thailand that has always eluded me it is Thai logic. Where in almost all other societies 1 + 2 has to equal 3, in Thailand it seems there are several possible answers. I saw this the other day on the door of a restaurant in Q House Lumphini. It was on one half of a split door.

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#2 Re: Thai Logic

Postby aussie » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:52 am

My condo has an entrance door with a PULL sign but it opens only one way in the push direction. If there is any Thai logic I doubt that I will ever understand it.

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#3 Re: Thai Logic

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:27 am

aussie wrote:If there is any Thai logic I doubt that I will ever understand it.

That seems more to me as simply not understanding English rather than a logic thing, but it does bring to mind one aspect of "Thai logic" that I fail to understand - Despite native English speakers readily available, they are virtually never consulted when it comes to all kinds of things, from road signs to menus and the results are loads of mistakes, often hilarious and often confusing. I think any of you who have been to Thailand have probably encountered that, likely many times.

I wonder if the same kinds of mistakes occur when Thais try to write Russian and Chinese, the two most common foreign languages along with English. My guess is yes.


Here is one of my favorite examples of why it just might be a good idea to consult a native English speaker:

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#4 Re: Thai Logic

Postby Captain Kirk » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:19 am

Gaybutton wrote:Here is one of my favorite examples of why it just might be a good idea to consult a native English speaker

Sounds like some kind of S&M menu.

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#5 Re: Thai Logic

Postby Gaybutton » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:58 am

Captain Kirk wrote:Sounds like some kind of S&M menu.

Why? Don't you want to fumigate the steam, whitening fage, or suck the acne . . . ?

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#6 Re: Thai Logic

Postby Captain Kirk » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:30 pm

Gaybutton wrote:
Captain Kirk wrote:Sounds like some kind of S&M menu.

Why? Don't you want to fumigate the steam, whitening fage, or suck the acne . . . ?

A bit of a spanking might be kinky but peeling the body skin sounds just a tad over the top.

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#7 Re: Thai Logic

Postby Jun » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:59 pm

Captain Kirk wrote:A bit of a spanking might be kinky but peeling the body skin sounds just a tad over the top.

I believe skin peeling is one of the procedures used in these beauty shops, with some kind of mild acid solution. I have no plans to try it.

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#8 Re: Thai Logic

Postby fountainhall » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:31 pm

Thai logic - after a fashion!

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#9 Re: Thai Logic

Postby fountainhall » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:12 am

Not quite on topic, but I noticed these shops on my wandering up Asoke yesterday

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#10 Re: Thai Logic

Postby Gaybutton » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:30 am

Fountainhall, at least you have photos. I didn't stop to take a photo, but just last night I, along with RichLB and another friend, passed a bar, just off Jomtien Second Road - Piss Bar


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