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  1. https://www.google.com/search?q=idiom%3A+in+the+hole&oq=id&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j69i60l3j69i65.2594j0j7&client=ms-android-huawei&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 English isn't my first language and I had to look it up.
  2. The wet road cannot be blamed. It is the driver's responsibility to adjust the speed to the weather and road conditions.
  3. Not the National Park, but the buyer would have to sue the seller.
  4. Puccini

    Pink ID Card. Benefits?

    The pink ID card for foreigners is a nice souvenir. A copy of it makes for a nice illustration in your memoirs, if and when you decide to write them. Some employees or officials of private or public institutions may accept it as proof of photo identity in situations where evidence of a valid permission to stay in Thailand is not required. At places where the entry fee is higher for foreigners than for Thais, an employee or official may mistakenly or good-heartedly charge you the fee applicable for Thais.
  5. Puccini

    Mysterious data leak alert

    I received the letter by postal mail and it was the only thing in the envelope.
  6. I received the attached letter from Processing Center, P.O. Box 141578, Austin, TX 78714, addressed to me personally at my correct address, I never had any business with this Processing Center. A web search for the P.O. box address seems to indicate that it is a scam. However, as the letter does not ask me to provide any personal information I wonder how they expect to profit from sending me this letter. Perhaps this will come in a second letter.
  7. Puccini

    Muscle spasms/cramps

    Thank you.
  8. Puccini

    Error 520

    Traceroute leads to the IP, which appears to be owned by Cloudflare Inc. in the USA.
  9. Still curious, I checked it on Wikipedia and found this: Therefore, if I understand this correctly, in LGBTQ the Q stands for all who are neither heterosexual or cisgender, nor lesbian, nor gay, nor bisexual, nor transgender.
  10. Puccini

    Muscle spasms/cramps

    What difference does the position of the palms – up or down – make?
  11. Puccini

    Is it a Van Gogh? fingers crossed

    What is the significance of the photo in the OP that shows two paintings side by side? Is the painting on the left the one owned by Haruthai, the painting that has "faded to monochrome over the past century", and the one on the right a a known genuine painting of Van Gogh?
  12. Just when I am getting used to seeing m (metre) being abused by the media to mean million I now see the combination of the two prefixes m (milli) and n (nano) abused also to mean million. What will they think of next?
  13. I sometimes see news articles refer to one of the persons of a male homosexual couple as the wife. Is this politically correct in general or only if the couple expressly wishes it?
  14. In the acronym LGBTQ, what is the difference between G (gay) and Q (queer)? I have lost track of the frequently changing politically correct interpretations. Also, the acronym seems to have changed or grown over the years. I believe to have seen LGBTQX and LGBTQX+. What is the latest?
  15. Puccini

    Becoming a "Certified" translator in Thailand

    I am unaware of any process or course of study that would lead to an officially recognised document indicating that it's holder is a certified translator.