Different cultures, different senses of humour

Thais love most sorts of witty humour. Wordplay, clever witticisms, and humour that involves playing tricks or making a joke will fill them with amusement. They enjoy subtlety and deadpan humour. Sarcasm, however, is best avoided. It is too cutting and cruel for their taste. The word is derived from the Greek for cutting flesh!

They would appreciate listening to the following exchange at a Norfolk country fair where a peacock handler was demonstrating his skills with his collection of birds.

How old is your peacock? asks a well-heeled gent.

20 years, 6 months and 4 days

And tell me, how long do they normally live?

At least 20 years, 6 months, and 4 days.

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MattOwensRees

MattOwensRees

I am a published author on Thai events and how Thais actually live under feudalism. My books are available in eBook and print format. I also publish on Substack