Last night, I was watching an old episode of “E.R.” on the telly (through m’DVD-R) when a bit occurred where three people murmured one-word opinions of a colleague – “Wanker” (from a Brit) “Turd” and “Dick” – in quick succession.
Now here in Thailand, some programmes come with Thai subtitles – which are often hilariously WRONG. So as my wife was in the kitchen, I called her in and re-ran the piece without sound, asking her to translate the subtitles into English.
Apparently, “wanker” translated as “crazy person” (wanker doesn’t mean anything here) “turd” came out as “idiot”, but curiously, “dick” had been translated as “arsehole” – which in Thailand, means much the same as elsewhere.
Of course, all three words can be combined into just ONE word – bureaucrat.