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» With PM Yingluck recently giving a speech in Japan entitled "Unbeatable Thailand, Unparalleled Opportunities" you can't help but sigh at yet another over-the-top use of an adjective to describe "Amazing Thailand". It's about time we stopped using cliched hyperbole to describe the Land of Smiles (whoops). Unfortunately they are not the only ones spurting verbal diarrhoea. It seems our lives are inundated with words and phrases that we need to know how to deal with. But, don't fret, as once again we're on hand to help out.
» Welcome to Thailand - "The Land of Smiles", "Amazing Thailand", "Unseen Thailand" and "Miracle Thailand". So you arrive in Thailand and take a taxi advertising that Thais "love farang", welcoming you to the "City of Life" where you enter a bar that claims to have "cheap cheap" beers. However something seems to be amiss. Someone, somewhere along the line wasn't telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It wasn't the nice flight attendant, the happy taxi driver from the airport who kindly took B6,000 off you. or the pleasant girl serving your drinks at a pub in Sukhumvit. So who or what was it? It was those devious little signs, of course. They are ubiquitous in Bangkok and indeed throughout the Kingdom, giving us information that can be about as helpful as the lovely ministries that keep Thailand in order. So just imagine if these signs told the truth. Well, no need to; we've done all the imagining for you.
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