Thursday, May 31, 2012
Most Thais have a nickname, or cheu len, which literally means "play name". In the past, bynames were mostly in Thai and included such monikers as Lek (small), Neung (number one), Tong (gold), and Ton (tree). These days in Thailand it's quite popular to have a nickname derived from a word in English. Some people have pet names such as Bird and Tiger. And then there's this cabby named after the lazy cat comic strip character, Garfield.
Posted by Dale at 9:30 PM