What types of Humour do Thais Like?

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.



MattOwensRees writer on Thai culture and lifestyle

I'm a published author on Thai events and how Thais live under feudalism, and other subjects. I publish on Substack and on my website, www.MattOwensRees.com