No Fun Please, We’re Thai

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…

Tomorrow is the big general election here in Thailand, as previously posted about by Paul. But if the huge posters and campaigning pickup trucks didn’t clue you in, the BIG sign that something political is about to happen is…

All the bars are shut and you can’t buy alcohol.

No doubt this was thought up as being an obvious and good idea by the same person that thought up the quirk in Paul’s posting.

9 Comments so far

  1. cog (unregistered) on February 6th, 2005 @ 7:04 am

    “Fun” when transliterated to Thai, is slang for FVck (it also has dental-related meanings). The essence of your post hasn’t changed.

    Carry on…

  2. cog (unregistered) on February 6th, 2005 @ 7:07 am

    Gosh, golly, by jove is it Christmas already?

    (a self-confessed literal-minded twat)

  3. chris (unregistered) on February 6th, 2005 @ 9:40 am

    There’s some law about partying before elections. Apparently they (law maker) were afraid of candidates throwing big party with lots of booze all night, then march all the people to vote in the morning. Actually I’m sure it has happened, and so the law.

    Yeah that’s how little self control we have. -_-“

  4. teaz0r (unregistered) on February 6th, 2005 @ 11:46 am

    i went to a wedding last night. and they didn’t serve alcohol. at a wedding!

    i felt cheated.


  5. teaz0r (unregistered) on February 6th, 2005 @ 11:47 am

    oh. i haven’t gone to vote yet.
    maybe in an hour.

  6. Ted O'Neill (unregistered) on February 6th, 2005 @ 4:10 pm

    Yup. In town for a couple weeks from Tokyo, and I picked a bad night to go check out the Suan-Lum (sp?) Night Bazaar last night. What the heck good is a beer garden without beer?

    I went back to the Reno Hotel and had dinner at the restaurant next door. Big fat red-faced Germans were aghast at the idea of food without beer. Then the real punishment: two enterpising souls had stocked up, they carried in a cooler full of Heinekens on ice and had several with their dinners- the bastards!

    And they were in no mood to share.

  7. him (unregistered) on February 6th, 2005 @ 4:40 pm

    And it’s always amusing to see the clueless tourists on Soi Cowboy, hopelessly looking for prostitutes on a very dark, quiet, desolate street…

    “but we’d heard all about Bangkok being the sex capital of asia!”

    I guess also they have to shut the bars, in case too many Thai’s get drunk and get the nerve / dutch courage to vote for someone other than Taksin.

  8. him (unregistered) on February 6th, 2005 @ 8:31 pm

    BTW, according to my Thai / English book, the closest word to “fun” is the Thai for “dust” – using transliteration, that is, as the pronunciation / latin interpretation (letter by letter and sound by sound) of the Thai word is “f

  9. cog (unregistered) on February 7th, 2005 @ 11:29 pm

    Him: you may have overlooked that the Thai language is tonal.

    Fun (fŭn)–> ฟ้น = tooth
    slang use: to shag
    tone: medium

    Fun (f

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