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English in Thailand

The Thai people are beautiful people. I suppose there are some homely Thais, but I didn't see any! They are very gracious and always willing to please. English is a 2nd language to them and it may not even be the most used language at the hotel we were in. There were tons of Russians and Iranians on holiday there, not to mention the Thais, Chinese, and Indians who were there. It didn't take us long to figure out that our English was not very often understood...or at least not understood well. They made a valiant attempt to communicate in English, though.




Because I'm usually the one making the funny language mistakes, I got a real kick out of some of the English signs we saw in Thailand. Here are some of the funny ones we saw.
This was posted on the back of our door: "For your own protection, Please double lock your door or used a door chain whiling you in room."
This was at the pool to warn of deep water.
This was definitely my favorite: "To relieve yourself in an ideal of karaoke and live music in bewitching time." I don't think anybody would be very happy if the tourists started relieving themselves during karaoke time!
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