Category Archives: etiquette

Thai Swearing 101

Like most farangs I had a hard time learning Thai. I can tell a joke, although my wife says that I speak with funny accent. “You should hear my German.” Speaking a foreign language with a Boston accent has never been easy. One on one I catch the drift of the speaker’s meaning, but in […]

Caveman Love

There is no proof of cavemen ie Neanderthals or Cromagnons dragging women by their hair. No Neolithic paintings support this fallacy. But the Rape of the Sabine? That’s a legend based on factual hearsay.

A Firm Handshake

When I was a young boy, my father instructed my older brother and me of the value of a firm handshake. “It’s a sign of a man.” My brother and I were only 8 and 7, but we heeded out father’s instructions. Most of our peers were told the same by their fathers, but that […]

Getting Comfie

The Black Caucus visited the President in the Oval Office and his schitzah schlumpe decided to get comfortable to text and twitter Kellyanne’s minions. Absolutely crass. What else can you expect from a curva? Then again I prefer Ann Coulter. At least she has a brains.

Thai etiquette #1 (wai greeting)

When I was traveling through Tibet, the natives greeted strangers by sticking out their tongue. At first I thought it was a come-on, but my guide explained that Tibetans devils don’t have tongues, hence I stuck out my tongue before entering any encampment. If you didn’t respect this custom, then the villagers would sic their […]