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  1. 5 hours ago, Riobard said:

    Now that’s more of an effort … troll-ish, mind you, abstruse, but at least a bit more stab at creativity. (If you’re into feedback. Not likely. It’s social media after all.) 

    Word to the wise, though. Attempts at humorous zingers land better when the reader doesn’t need to web-search a cryptic obscure string of letters. Reads like a primary care practitioner consult on a Telemedicine platform at Target. I’d prefer to not have an ass dawn on me. That’s just how I roll. 

    If you reach deep enough you might somehow reference something that actually happened. 

    OK. Tell me your problems. Please terminate input with a period or a question mark.

  2. Phone maps aren't always reliable, either.

    I have in the past posted a couple of Google "reviews" which say "this restaurant doesn't exist".  Both of them had been mangled by transliteration of a Western name into Thai and back to the Latin alphabet to the extent that they were unrecognisable, and then misplaced on the ground by several blocks. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Riobard said:

    I’ve used WhatsApp for years. I thought the only signature was your phone number through the internet. If you change the SIM is your profile the same? How does the empty SIM slot transfer that data when a different chip is inserted? I thought it would be ground zero, unlike changing a social media handle on one’s account. Does the new SIM connect to your existing WhatsApp automatically? You don’t need to alert family/friends of the new number abroad in case they need to contact you on the platform? 

    My understanding is that the phone number is only used once (to receive an SMS or missed call for 2-factor authentication) when you create the account. Once it's set up, WhatsApp uses that phone number only as an account identifier, not for making calls, and doesn't interact with any of your SIMs at all. The messaging is done via secure TCP/IP over WiFi or mobile data, not via SMS.

  4. On 1/27/2023 at 9:03 PM, Tartegogo said:

    Since quite few of them are straight, what do you guys think about buying them the girl of their choice?

    That strikes me as asking for trouble. You're buying her as a commodity, in order to show him that he's something more than a commodity?  Think about the social dynamics in terms of Thai culture. Who gains or loses face, remembering that face is not a zero-sum game?  And it's a three-way (at least) transaction, so even more complicated.

  5. 2 hours ago, spoon said:

    Calling older people of our parent's age uncle or aunty is a cultural things here as well. But calling someone papa, or daddy is definitely not a norm here. 

    "Daddy" can also refer to someone in a particular kind of relationship, which might be inappropriate.

  6. 4 hours ago, vinapu said:

    dn't wrr, ll gd, pst nt lkd cn lws b mttd

    Not being primary English speaker I wonder what PigLatin is though. Honest question

    When I grew up we had Kitchen Latin ( very foul language) and I wonder if that's the same  but somehow I doubt

    igPay atinLay is where you move the first letter to the end of the (English; translation not required) word and add "ay", or similar.

    (Polite request to all: please don't ! 🤫. I think we've quite enough thread drift, from Phuket massage to members' vowel habits.)

  7. 5 hours ago, thaiophilus said:

    Yes, don't mix alcohol with metronidazole (aka Flagyl). Not because it makes the antibiotic ineffective but...

    ... the "disulfiram-like reaction" consists of nausea, vomiting, flushing, dizziness, throbbing headache, chest and abdominal discomfort, and general hangover-like symptoms among others. (Disulfiram is better known as Antabuse.)

    perhaps I should add that the above is from Wikipedia, not personal experience 😀

  8. 9 hours ago, maump said:

    The disulfiram-like reaction, though classically associated with metronidazole, occurs with uncertain frequency and with varied severity. Cephalosporins with a methylthiotetrazole (MTT) side chain or a methylthiodioxotriazine (MTDT) ring, ketoconazole, and griseofulvin have an increased risk of a disulfiram-like reaction.

    Yes, don't mix alcohol with metronidazole (aka Flagyl). Not because it makes the antibiotic ineffective but...

    ... the "disulfiram-like reaction" consists of nausea, vomiting, flushing, dizziness, throbbing headache, chest and abdominal discomfort, and general hangover-like symptoms among others. (Disulfiram is better known as Antabuse.)

  9. In about 25 years of trips to Thailand I've only been questioned once, for a slightly different reason: I checked in (with Emirates at LGW) with a return ticket, but the return was dated more than 30 days after the outward flight and they noticed that I had no visa. I explained that I had tickets from BKK to Delhi and back from a different airline, so I would actually have two stays of less than 30 days in LoS. They took my word for it.

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