Re: "A Green Eye"
- From: Loafer <acharn_666@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 07:04:54 +0700
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 01:52:57 GMT, "orang37"
>Sandy Cruden wrote:
>>> "Green" is used a lot in Thai but not quite in the same way as we use
>... snip ...
>Khun Sandy, really enjoying these color examples.
>I am familiar with "gaew taa" meaning "sweetheart" (literally 'crystal eyes'),
>sometimes confused by Farangs as meaning "green eyes."
>Does it seem strange to you that in a country where nature is so abundantly
>green and fertile and blooming, that 'green' should have so many negative usages
>? Somehow I would expect to find phrases like "green rice" used to describe
>Hope we can cover the whole rainbow of colors here ! I have been told purple is
>considered to be associated with death here, as is the scent of the frangipani
Well, if you are at a pub that gets raided, and if they take a
urine sample, and if it turns purple, you can be in a lot of
trouble. I don't know about dead, though.