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Thailand's first McDonald's was actually located at Amarin Plaza.

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Valentines Day is like Ladies Room, Gentlemens Club, etc. It doesn't need an apostrophe. You're welcome. 

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6 hours ago, villagefarang said:

Thailand's first McDonald's was actually located at Amarin Plaza.

I remember it opening and it was then the Sogo shopping centre

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7 hours ago, villagefarang said:

Thailand's first McDonald's was actually located at Amarin Plaza.

 

1 hour ago, Turbo Slayer said:

I remember it opening and it was then the Sogo shopping centre

Yes, Sogo Department Store was located in that building and Khun Det had his offices upstairs in the office tower.  During the setup period he put all the foreign McDonald’s staff up at the Regent, where I was working at the time, so I got to know him quite well over the years.

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7 hours ago, villagefarang said:

Thailand's first McDonald's was actually located at Amarin Plaza.

I stand corrected. Can't remember if I have ever eaten in that one. I've probably had an average of one Mc a week for the last 30 years. Never once upset my stomach unlike some places I could mention.

 

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2 minutes ago, villagefarang said:

 

Yes, Sogo Department Store was located in that building and Khun Det had his offices upstairs in the office tower.  During the setup period he put all the foreign McDonald’s staff up at the Regent, where I was working at the time, so I got to know him quite well over the years.

I taught English to housekeeping staff at the Regent around 1985/86. The use of the staff canteen and "yesterday's" pastries meant it was unnecessary to eat elsewhere!

 

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3 minutes ago, Jane Dough said:

I taught English to housekeeping staff at the Regent around 1985/86. The use of the staff canteen and "yesterday's" pastries meant it was unnecessary to eat elsewhere!

 

Rooster

The pastries and desserts which often came down after banquet events were quite nice and very fattening.

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18 hours ago, sambum said:

To be grammatically correct they should have, though!:-

 

"A gentlemen's club, or traditional gentlemen's club, is a private social club originally set up by and for British upper-class men in the 18th century," ("Gentlemens Club" is actually the name of a UK band!)

 

And "Ladies Room" should be spelled "Ladies' Room" to be correct (as the word "Ladies" is plural, the apostrophe goes at the end.

 

You're welcome! Signed, "Grammar Police"! 😀

A Ladies Room is a room for ladies to use, so the word ladies here is purely adjectival, not possessive. No apostrophe. The ladies do not own the room. Kids Club the same. A Gentlemens Club nowadays is probably not owned by the said gentlemen. Thanks for the chance to explain. Apostrophes are the very devil anyway, for most people! 

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Grammar and punctuation are the least of our concerns with TWTWTWIT. The content, or lack of it, is more problematic as Rooster made no mention of the major political upheaval which took place during the previous week...

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21 hours ago, Curmudgeonly59 said:

Grammar and punctuation are the least of our concerns with TWTWTWIT. The content, or lack of it, is more problematic as Rooster made no mention of the major political upheaval which took place during the previous week..

I see you're well named. 🙄

OK, serious face on then: "I don't really give a flying one". I don't read Rooster for his political opinion. And this saga will be ongoing so if you really need to know what he thinks, maybe next week? 😘 

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On 2/18/2019 at 9:58 AM, Speedhump said:

A Ladies Room is a room for ladies to use, so the word ladies here is purely adjectival, not possessive. No apostrophe. The ladies do not own the room. Kids Club the same. A Gentlemens Club nowadays is probably not owned by the said gentlemen. Thanks for the chance to explain. Apostrophes are the very devil anyway, for most people! 

W'h'o' r'e'a'l'l'y' c'a'r'e's. This is a discussion forum not an English grammar lesson. No?!

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On 2/17/2019 at 3:57 PM, Jane Dough said:

I taught English to housekeeping staff at the Regent around 1985/86. The use of the staff canteen and "yesterday's" pastries meant it was unnecessary to eat elsewhere!

 

Rooster

So did I. What a coincidence!!!!! My boss got involved with one of the telephone operators there. 

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1 hour ago, GarryP said:

So did I. What a coincidence!!!!! My boss got involved with one of the telephone operators there. 

You don't say?!! So did mine!! Now what was her name. As Luck would have it I can't remember....

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