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Is this fair?

Postby Gra-ding » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:02 pm

Whilst trolling through the 'Kinship terms' section of this excellent site I happened upon the term พี่เขย (http://www.thai-language.com/id/197110) which is the term used for an older brother in law.

As I am older than my missus, (aren't we all?) I remarked to her that I should be calling her older sister's husband น้องเขย, or at the least น้อง instead of พี่ due to the fact that I am 'a little' older than he.

Sorry, it don't work that way.

It seems that as she is the youngest daughter in the family, I'm obliged to address the other family members as if I had the same age as she.


Ok, I can live with that but why do the teenagers call her น้า but everyone calls me ตา.


Another blatant example of age discrimination as far as I'm concerned. :D
Gra-ding
 

Re: Is this fair?

Postby ttthai » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:54 am

In Thai culture, women are much more sensitive to age issue than men. So, everyone just goes easy on her, but not you.
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