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    Default lamb =lime ask yours to say LIME

    went to Tesco earlier and i called wife to ask if she wanted anything ? oh just some lamb !! so i buy a shoulder of
    lamb got home and she looked puzzled when i gave her the lamb joint , what she wanted was LIMES LOL she cant say lime to save her life or her daughter

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    Rest assured, they'll find your Thai a lot more entertaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maokaang View Post
    Rest assured, they'll find your Thai a lot more entertaining.
    Oh yes indeed How can what you say and what you thought you said be soooooooo different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanr View Post
    she cant say lime to save her life or her daughter
    Wor lass found a simple solution, when she wants me to buy Limes she asks for Lemons. Thai logic LOL

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    lol my wife say lime & lemon same same !!!! are they ?

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    No, they are quite different, but lemons are very rare in Thailand and the general word for lime and lemon is exactly the same in Thai:

    มะนาว (manao)

    The closest you'll get to a distinction between the two is มะนาวเลมอน (manao lemon)
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    My friends used to say that too and i told her try to say larm for lime now she can say it.
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    Had the same problem but as far as the wallet goes limes/lemons are a sight cheaper than lamb

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    I've had this conversation!

    Her; 'honey, go get some lemon please?'

    Me; 'lemon or lime? last time you said lemon you meant lime'

    Her; 'lemon, lime (pronounced 'liiie') same same na nia!'

    Me; 'no...not same'

    Her; 'oooi! bpai talad bpai suu mannao bpai! reo reo!' (scowl)

    On my return from the market, limes in hand, I'm subjected to an English lesson....

    Her (holding limes in front of me); 'see? LE-MON! (mutters) <kon angrit mai khow jai pasa angrit tammai ah?> THAI LE-MON!'

    So, they're lemons!

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    The confusion is never likely to occur in our household. Lemon (Thai)/Lime (Eng) are two a penny - farnang yellow lemons are about 50B apiece !

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    I asked my wife what she wanted for Xmas - she said a ling so I bought her a small monkey thinking she wanted one......ling being monkey in Thai.

    No darling, no.......she then opened the Argos catalogue in the jewellery section showing me the gold rings.......ahhhh...........
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    and when it climbs up the curtains and throws **** at you, you will always be reminded to look in the Argos catalogue together!

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    Many years ago Mol asked me to go out and buy her some Wik Wuppa Wup. 10 points to anyone who can guess what she wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Keith- View Post
    Many years ago Mol asked me to go out and buy her some Wik Wuppa Wup. 10 points to anyone who can guess what she wanted.
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    Well done Tai

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    had that one too lol see if can guess this one. SI RUP

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    Good thread this, very funny

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    Guess at syrup or Tate & Lyle?

    Worst one I got was "get me honey darlink" turns out it was money

    I think I have posted this before but when in Phitsanulok wifey wanted kitchen scourers so off to the local shop I went thinking easy but no the shop lady could not understand my language nor arm actions so I said I will go look but will take long time so 1 Singha krap khun kap (she understood that) so browsing the shop couldn't find meanwhile a motorbike with a Thai who had a little spoken english turned up and no doubt the shop lady was saying stupid farang by now so the motorcyclists says "Scotchbrite" which appeared instantly. Wonder if the same would have happened with Brillo (probably)

    colin 244 (have more for later)

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    yes your right syrup well done

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