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#1 hamishgillan

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Posted 2009-06-17 15:25:42

Hello,

No wonder I haven't come across many Thai swear words, 'hia' or 'i-hia' is the only one I have heard after 5.5 years which I think means you are-as stupid as an iguanadon that does nothing but sit on a tree branch and eat flies', easier to say in Thai! (correct me if I am wrong).

But there are lots of english profanities when translated into Thai-

If you called a Thai man a 'poo', (crab), I'm not sure he'd mind that much.

How about Krap, Pee, Porn.

Only really thought of this because of Mr. Tossa-porn, mentioned in this recent article-

http://www.thaivisa....en-t273768.html

He should only use his nickname if he ever goes to the UK!


Just a bit of fun really, please feel free to share your thoughts....

#2 longstebe

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Posted 2009-06-17 16:03:05

Be prepared to be closed down.

I'm always up for learning new words but certain people don't like it.

#3 Apecks

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Posted 2009-06-17 16:10:34

Plenty of them listed if you really need to know them. I would not advise using them though :)

http://www.insultmonger.com/

Edited by Apecks, 2009-06-17 16:12:49.


#4 Soutpeel

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Posted 2009-06-17 16:17:33

Hello,

No wonder I haven't come across many Thai swear words, 'hia' or 'i-hia' is the only one I have heard after 5.5 years which I think means you are-as stupid as an iguanadon that does nothing but sit on a tree branch and eat flies', easier to say in Thai! (correct me if I am wrong).

But there are lots of english profanities when translated into Thai-

If you called a Thai man a 'poo', (crab), I'm not sure he'd mind that much.

How about Krap, Pee, Porn.

Only really thought of this because of Mr. Tossa-porn, mentioned in this recent article-

http://www.thaivisa....en-t273768.html

He should only use his nickname if he ever goes to the UK!


Just a bit of fun really, please feel free to share your thoughts....


When I first came to Thailand, my first secratary was a XXXXporn, and once my ex work buddies from all over the world found the new companys web-site with photos and names on, you can Imagine the emails I got.... :)

#5 hamishgillan

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Posted 2009-06-17 16:22:18

I imagine it will not be long before I meet a taxi driver called Mr. Turd.

Edited by hamishgillan, 2009-06-17 16:23:49.


#6 MiG16

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Posted 2009-06-17 17:02:44

profanity and insults are against forum rules
plus the language of the forum is english

(although there is a thai language sub-forum, the purpose is to learn thai for conversational and other practical purpose. I dont believe insults and swear fit into either category) :)

#7 astral

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Posted 2009-06-17 17:38:48

Plenty of them listed if you really need to know them. I would not advise using them though :)

http://www.insultmonger.com/


This http://www.insultmon...earing/thai.htm does give a pretty comprehensive list,
but not for polite conversation. :D

Thai names can give pause for thought, but then perhaps your name
has a different meaning in Thai??





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