Wednesday, June 20, 2007
(Part 1, Bangkok series)
Went with my friend R.T. recently to the City of Angels, me mainly for work and him for some R & R. (Yeah, he actually has memorized the full name of Bangkok; which, i believe, consists of something like 24 words or so)
Anyway, I was at the hotel lobby, sitting at the lounge area while waiting for a business associate to arrive for our meeting. With nothing much to do but wait, i glanced out of the window. . . and saw this:
Funny name, no?
Well, it turns out that the Thais pronounce it as one syllable, "puke", just like when it means "vomit". So, no, there is no double entendre meant here. Sayang [pitiful, isn't it?]
At any rate, it reminded me of that Seinfeld episode, "The Junior Mint", wherein Jerry couldn't remember the name of the woman he was dating. All he could recall was that her name rhymed with a certain female body part. In the end, she caught on and confronted him, and he was left to make wild guesses.
Mulva? Gipple, anyone?