Category Archives: language

Thai Tongue Twisters

This addition has nothing to do with sex. As a child my moother tried to improve my speech by having me say ‘toy boat’ three times fast. Impossible with a stutter. Thais utilize the same practice. I guess all languages do. Here’s a sampling from 1.) Kluai tanee plai wee hiaw, hew wee pai […]

Eyes In The Sky

The FAA announced plans to allow Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia to test drones for commercial use starting in 2015. The BBC reported that the head of the FAA, Michael Huerta, said safety would be the priority as it considers approval for unleashing the unmanned aircraft into US skies to provide […]

LOVELY SLEEP by Peter Nolan Smith

The Thai people pride themselves in the purity of their language. Few English words have infiltrated the common lexicon. Dtam-ruaat is the word for police. The diphonic annunciation can confuse most farangs. I thought for years that Dtam-ruaat meant ‘make blood’, however make blood is spelled Dtam-leuuat with a falling accent on the last syllable. […]

The Language Of Thieves

Back in the 80s I lived on Ile St. Louis with a South African model. Her husband paid the rent. He lived in the South of France, where he had a clothing factory in Biot. Vanesse had lied to her husband and said that I was gay. “I have nothing against ‘gay’. Guy had fought […]

Origin Of Boob

Some words have simple explanations, because we are simple people.