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    Sticky: URGENT: Re: A Gentle Reminder

    The ideals are only as strong as they are adhered to. When regulars pose the question as to why Thai women smell so good and Farang Women smell so bad... it strays from the ideals. When regulars...
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    Re: Living with floods

    Mel, thanks for the pictures. There are so many conflicting reports and experiences are so different based on what part of town. I'll be there next week and have packed my waders.
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    Opinion: Re: Social Inequality Will Cost Thailand Dearly

    Social Inequality Will Cost???... it has already cost.

    But good news... in the South poverty rates have eased in recent years...from an average of 36% down to 17% :clap:
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    Re: Need help with translation

    So can anyone talk about this word แรด = floozy??

    I got the gist of the sentence, except every dictionary I looked in had rhinoceros for แรด I figured that must be slang for something, but I...
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    Sticky: Re: Help writing name in Thai

    โคลิน พาวเวลล์ is how Colin Powell spells it... but I think the Colin in question suggested it was Caw-lin, not with an "oh" sound. คอลิน Does get a lot of hits for คอลิน ฟาร์เรล (Colin Farrell)
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    Re: Meeting new people in Bangkok

    Isn't it just a missing appostrophe in the word I'll?
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    Re: why burn Centralworld and Siam theater

    Thaksin was kind of "poor picky"...if you will. He specfically discounted poor in the South and sought to exterminate them.
  8. News: Re: Thailand's leaders face $1.2 billion repair bill

    I certainly understand why they use it.... my question is if it is a word that is acceptible to be used in casual speech. Is it an in group/out group word?
  9. News: Re: Thailand's leaders face $1.2 billion repair bill

    Oh, most certainly a double standard. Depending on the region you live, some poor use violence and their pain is understood. Some poor use violence and they are labelled terrorists...and their...
  10. News: Re: Thailand's leaders face $1.2 billion repair bill

    Hey Surawut...on another forum I was on, Thais cautioned us from using this word ไพร่ as it was a word of oppression, much like the "n" word. Is this not true? I've seen you use it on here a few...
  11. Thread: UDD and PAD

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    Re: UDD and PAD

    Hahaha...I was a little leery to open something called "sex talk"... but it is a great site, thanks for sharing! :D
  12. Thread: UDD and PAD

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    UDD and PAD

    So I recently learned this:

    นปช. - แนวร่วมประชาธิปไตยต่อต้านเผด็จการแห่งชาติ

    ...and what is the Thai abbreviation for PAD?
  13. News: Re: Twitter provides latest news on Bangkok political violence

    Yesterday I read through Abhisit's latest tweets and then went to Thaksin's page to look at his latest tweets. In the bio section for Thaksin's twitter page, there is a home page listed for Thaksin....
  14. Breaking News: Re: WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: APCs & Choppers on Rama IV!/Aftermath

    I just went to Richard's twitter feed and got my questions answered. Great pics there, Richard...thanks for giving us a good look at the scene.

    It looks like things around paragon were damaged...
  15. Breaking News: Re: WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: APCs & Choppers on Rama IV!/Aftermath

    On that big list...do we know if they were all burned down or just had fire damage. Paragon hasn't burned down has it???? And does anyone know about the Scala theater? I see it is on the list. ...
  16. Breaking News: Re: WEDNESDAY: APCs & Choppers on Rama IV Now!

    The government spokespeople are on tv right now laying out their evidence that they collected in the sweep of the area. Pictures of guns, bullets, hatchets, etc.

    Ooooh...and now they're...
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    Re: "Don't imitate fahrangs and start copying..."

    Have you turned on a television recently? I see that you are upset about this word Farang and whether or not Thais copy Farang culture (I can't even follow your argument, actually). However, I...
  18. Breaking News: Re: WEDNESDAY: APCs & Choppers on Rama IV Now!

    That sounds like a squillionaires dream to me....to have the middle class and lower class fighting each other. :rolleyes:
  19. Breaking News: Re: WEDNESDAY: APCs & Choppers on Rama IV Now!

    ...and there was a great bbq place on the top floor. :cry:
  20. Poll: Re: Would you still come to Thailand during this time?

    There is currently a poll on the website of The Australian that asks:

    Would you still be prepared to travel to Thailand given the current unrest?

    Current results: 25% Yes, 75% No
  21. Thread: Kon Pow

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    Re: Kon Pow

    Ah, yes... เผา Thanks!

    I, too, looked up arsonist and didn't see it....but it is similar. คนเผา
  22. Thread: Kon Pow

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    Kon Pow

    I am horrible with Translitteration. Can anyone guess what Kon Pow means?

    What is happening (in regards to the violence) in Khon Kaen?
    Answer: Kon Pow.
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    Re: อาจารย์ปณิธาน

    I have no idea... but did some googling around and most references are to Government Spokesperson อาจารย์ปณิธาน วัฒนายากร
    Is there any chance they were comparing your teacher to him???? :confused:
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    Re: Open Letter to CNN International

    I had heard a letter was circulating, so am glad to read it. Dan Rivers was intereviewed at length all last night and acknowledged the letter and the growing disgust. He said that he had seen...
  25. Breaking News: Re: WEDNESDAY: APCs & Choppers on Rama IV Now!

    Despite the rhetoric of class wars... Thailand does have a middle class. Burning down Central World and Siam Theater and the different banks is not going to impact the squillionaires by much (I'm...
  26. Breaking News: Re: WEDNESDAY: APCs & Choppers on Rama IV Now!

    I'm just so shocked, stunned, and devastated. I stayed up last night until midnight or so and the last news report I saw said that Lumpini was cleared. I went to bed breathing a sigh of relief that...
  27. Poll: Re: Would you still come to Thailand during this time?

    I think wanting to go...and overrating one's safety are two different questions/issues. I definitely want to go and would at a drop of a hat. ...but it would not be a holiday and I would not be...
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    Re: Sud kob fah - Thaitanium feat. Add Carabow

    What an interesting mix of music styles! Do you know if this is on an album? I did a quick search on ethaicd and couldn't find it.
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    News: Re: Thai entertainment awards go political

    oeshidez liked it, too.

    http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/showthread.php?p=214969#post214969
  30. Re: พงษ์พัฒน์ วชิระบรรจง พูดถึงพ่อ

    oeshidez ขอบคุณมากๆ ที่ได้โพสต์วิดีโอนี้กับคำแปลด้วย เวลาฉันได้ยินครั้งแรกไพลินเข้าใจ แต่หลังจากอ่านก็เข้าใจมากขื้น เป็นคำสวยที่มีความหมายสำคัญ
    มีคำถามหนื่ง....



    คำนี้ ศี...
  31. Poll: Re: Would you still come to Thailand during this time?

    I'm just aching to be there...more than ever. It's a helpless feeling to watch this all from far away. Not that I would want to watch it in person, but instead of watching thai tv online, I'd like...
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    Breaking News: Re: SUNDAY: Street Clashes in Bangkok

    I've heard that rumor on a lot of sites, too...and sometimes the rumor is that it wasn't the actor, but his mother standing next to him. I think at this point the key word is rumor. To much chaos...
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    News Update: Re: Canadian Reporter "Dead"?

    Parents relieved to talk to Canadian journalist shot in Thailand

    Read more:...
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    Re: Quick location question

    I talked to my sister who lives on south sathorn today and she said it was all clear and business as usual. Without a working knowledge of Bangkok, though, it might not be a good choice, as it is...
  35. Breaking News: Re: Gunfire and Explosions heard in Central Bangkok

    Language Note:

    I had to look this up for myself, but thought I would share.

    "เสธ.แดง"

    เสธ. is short for เสนาธิการ which means Chief of Staff.
  36. Thread: Thai time/zone

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    Re: Thai time/zone

    For my conversation this week, I think เวลาไทย and เวลาดัลลัส will suffice. Thanks!
  37. Thread: Thai time/zone

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    Re: Thai time/zone

    Thanks....and from that site it looks like I would say เวลาไทย after all.
  38. Thread: Thai time/zone

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    Re: Thai time/zone

    To clarify... I was trying to figure out how to ask that it is 9:00pm in Thailand that I would meet them, not 9:00pm in Dallas where I am (meeting on skype). So not how to tell time, but whose time.
  39. Thread: Thai time/zone

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    Thai time/zone

    How would I indicate that when I say that I'll meet someone at 9:00pm, I mean Thai time, not Dallas time. I used เวลาไทย but thought that sounded too simplistic.

    Also, how do you say time zone? ...
  40. Re: อย่าง แบบ เหมือน and more random rabblings

    ...and another word I just learned this week... วัตถุ as in โบราณวัตถุ
    Does anyone know how specifically วัตถุ is used to mean "things"?
  41. Re: Take a step into the house of the past: Tomorrow's antique

    House of Museums is a great place to visit. I liked the school room and the cafe display....a step back into time for sure.

    They also have a little coffee stand and it's a relaxing place to sit...
  42. Thread: transliteration

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    Re: transliteration

    I don't disagree with you. I study Thai rules, but I also just spend 2-3 hours on the phone with Thailand and hear conversation and context, and I watch 2-3 hours of lakorn and I read books and I...
  43. Thread: transliteration

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    Re: transliteration

    Another one for my collection!!! :clap::clap::clap:



    I also wanted to point out that just because I use Thai script does NOT mean that I've mastered written tone rules. My gosh, it's such a...
  44. Re: Think Chinese (and Geordie) is difficult to learn, try English !

    I grew up in Ohio where we would scratch an itch.
    I then moved to North Carolina and we itched our scratches!
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    Re: Smiles From Thai Males Stranger

    I appreciate that you would like this to be the case, but messages like this...



    ....that make it very difficult. I do not intend to imply that you are someone who gets a woman and doesn't...
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