Epic English Language Fails
There are one or two exceptions of course, like Malaysia and the Philippines. But overall, when going about your daily business, you will be faced with a barrage of unintelligible, indecipherable drivel.
"I no speaky speaky Engrish goodly"
"Sucky, fucky 5 dollar Mister"
Good old Thailand is probably number one in the verbal diarrhoea league..........
This gem was a photo that I took whilst travelling on a songteaw in the city of Pattaya in Chonburi province. What the hell is a "But Stop"? Somewhere I can rest my fat, sweaty posterior perhaps?
Songteaws are public buses which operate all over Thaland. They are simply converted pick-up trucks, with a covered bed or cargo bay and 2 rows of seats facing each other. The above sign was issued to all songteaws operating in Pattaya and it was a number of weeks before the glaring error was noticed.
Once the mistake was brought to light, all the drivers were issued with a sticker bearing the letter "s' and were instructed to cover up their "but'!!!!
Once I'd managed to "up and down" at the correct "but stop", I headed over to the shopping centre to look for a cookery book.......