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New Country Discovered!

Sharing a bit of Thai culture with you all and a laugh at the expense of one of my students. This one had me cracking up. The misinterpretation is understandable to those who know Thai music and culture, but, for all others, this one is probably quite comical. I have a video of this, but I’m going to be professional and not post my student’s Q&A session on my blog. So, here’s the transcript:

  • Me: Do you have a favorite country you would like to visit?
  • Student: Again please.
  • Me: Do you have a favorite country you would like to visit?
  • Student: Oh yes…Marijuana.
  • Me: And why?
  • Student: I like very much.

I had to hold back from laughing on this one. Now for the explanation. One genre of Thai music is country and a popular singer in this genre is Malihuana who comes from some province here in the south of Thailand. There lies the misinterpretation (‘country’ and ‘like’) which led to the answer given.

Anybody interested in visiting Marijuana any time soon? I hear the local harvesting season is coming up, and I bet its a great time to visit this wonderful country.

Umm...Insane!
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