Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Reference: Life Magazine, April 24, 2008

On page 14 of this week's Life Magazine it says that "moving house can be stressful". The article is about moving to a different house and not about physically moving the house to a different location. On page 3, in reference to men who get cold feet when it comes to marriage it says that "most guys want to get married but the issue is that they would like to prolong it as long as possible". The writer is referring to men who want to defer or postpone marriage and not to those who wish to prolong marriage. Further down in the same page we find a mysterious sentence whose meaning is left to the reader's imagination: "Know when it's time to keep him and know when it's time to kick him out of your life". The Bangkok Post is Thailand's international newspaper. It is not the appropriate vehicle for poetic expressions of Thailish. Surely Life Magazine can find a qualified copy editor among all those educated falangs milling about on Sukhumvit Avenue.

Cha-am Jamal

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