should be careful when you do Thailand jokes because
if the Thais that listen to you don’t know you or
don’t feel okay in your company may not show a good
sense of humour.
More, what seems funny to you may
not seem funny for a Thai and vice versa.
example, the next Thailand joke makes the locals
laugh but it may not have the same effect on you: a
monk walking sees a girl sitting in a tree; the
little girl sees him looking and decides to expose
The monk takes a look and then gives
the girl 20 baht. The girl runs home to tell her
mother what happened and to show her the money.
The mother has
an idea and puts it into practice the next day: she also
sits in the tree and when the monk passes under she shows
her knickers. The monk looks and then he gives the mother a
stories that talk about the cultural differences are
found as good humour by Thais. Telling them how the
people from West feel like in the traditionally Thai
world can be funny.
Western media is present in the life of the young
Thais and many of them relate to numerous of the
anxiety moods that the Western people living here
So, if you will tell anecdotes and stories
about the relationships between different cultures
will be just fine.
most of the men, the Thai ones like the dirty jokes,
the good ones; to make the Thai men to laugh you can
also tell jokes about the minor mistresses and wives
(mia noi). Telling jokes about drinking stories also
may cause laughter; especially if you tell about how
you react when you drink too much.
Of course, the laughter can be genuine or not, depending on
how good the Thais understand the joke. Other Thailand joke
is the next one: what do you think a nana girl does when she
has a day off?
spends her money! A nana plaza is a gogo complex
where the Thailand girls can meet generous men with
money. The Thailand humour can be so different from
the Western one that you can be more than surprised.
A man married with a Thai woman says that his wife’s
jokes are really not funny to him; the Thai wife
also doesn’t laugh at his jokes and the man says
there is no way to find a compromise. So, don’t
wonder if finding a joke to make Thai people laugh
is not an easy thing to do. There is also a big
difference between Thais and Western people: the
sarcasm is not something funny for Thais.
They may find it
impolite somehow and this is why they don’t like it too
much. Despite this, if you will take a look at the Thai
comics from the papers, you will find political jokes, like
in the Western papers.