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Please explain how the name could possibly be racist?

Lighten up! I'm sure it's just a wee joke.

I stopped off at the FC last month to see a couple of the

local lads who drink there and found it to be fine. I only

drank, didn't eat, and had a pleasant time. I was also the

youngest 'farang' for miles around it seemed as the place

is a bit of an elephant's graveyard - maybe that's why

everything is so slow!

Indeed. Most of the core Farang circles in and around Surin are nothing but fossils :lol::lol:

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Please explain how the name could possibly be racist?

The word "Farang" refers to people of a lighter skin, assumed to be foreign or of foreign origin. I understand that it originates from a time when most foreigners in the region were assumed to be French. It is offensive in the same way that "nigger" refers to people of a dark skin, usually assumed to be African or of African origin. In the UK some years ago people who appeared to be of Asian origin were referred to as "Packies" (i.e. from Pakistan). All such terms are very offensive and racist.

I am a Farang and I am not offended by it.

Now, try again.

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Indeed it originates from the fact that many of the first westerners came from France. It is in no way an offencive remark like "nigger" or "packie". It is simply a mis pronunciation of the word "Francais". As you may or not know the Thais, or should I say " people who are born in Thailand" call France "Farangsaid". Again a mis pronunciation of Francais. It is a word that has stuck. No malice what so ever.

Don't forget that the Bar in question was named buy a "farang".

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Indeed it originates from the fact that many of the first westerners came from France. It is in no way an offencive remark like "nigger" or "packie". It is simply a mis pronunciation of the word "Francais". As you may or not know the Thais, or should I say " people who are born in Thailand" call France "Farangsaid". Again a mis pronunciation of Francais. It is a word that has stuck. No malice what so ever.

Don't forget that the Bar in question was named buy a "farang".

Indeed. Named by a Farang for Farangs.

Distinctive and focused marketing.

Less effective now perhaps ?

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Please explain how the name could possibly be racist?

Lighten up! I'm sure it's just a wee joke.

I stopped off at the FC last month to see a couple of the

local lads who drink there and found it to be fine. I only

drank, didn't eat, and had a pleasant time. I was also the

youngest 'farang' for miles around it seemed as the place

is a bit of an elephant's graveyard - maybe that's why

everything is so slow!

elephant's graveyard :lol: That was mean, but it did make me laugh. Do they have a victrola there? :whistling:

TheWalkingMan

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Pakkie, Nigger and even Indibum can be construed as offensive, but hardly racist. Farang is a word often used by "farangs" amongst themselves and in that context is not offensive. However, sometimes when used by a Thai in an obviously derogatory way can be deemed offensive.By the same token, where does the oft used "Yank" fit in?

Edited by prakhonchai nick

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Pakkie, Nigger and even Indibum can be construed as offensive, but hardly racist. Farang is a word often used by "farangs" amongst themselves and in that context is not offensive. However, sometimes when used by a Thai in an obviously derogatory way can be deemed offensive.By the same token, where does the oft used "Yank" fit in?

What about -septic tank?

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Not many farang options left in Surin center now.

Crazy Ivan's place is a great drinking hole but not exactly famed for it's food, more of a night time bar.

FC has gone downhill since Martin passed away.

Starbeam can be good but unless Mike is there you just never know if it's going to be open or not.

Sports bar is alright, nothing special.

Heard good things about Green Mango but not tried it yet.

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there is so much better on offer.

I have only ever tried FC and Starbeam. Can you give me some names of some places I would enjoy ( would be nice if they had some imported beer - like warsteiner )

thanks

edit: ok i saw the name sportsman pub, in a later post so will try there

Edited by kunash

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Pakkie, Nigger and even Indibum can be construed as offensive, but hardly racist. Farang is a word often used by "farangs" amongst themselves and in that context is not offensive. However, sometimes when used by a Thai in an obviously derogatory way can be deemed offensive.By the same token, where does the oft used "Yank" fit in?

I come from the deserts in the South West of the USA. We are described as wetbacks, the Yanks are the Blue bloods from New England, a different country as far as we are concerned.

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Where's Green mango? :unsure:

If you are standing on the street looking at Ivan's place, sports bar is to the left and green mango is about 20 metres up the road to the right.

It looks OK and a few people have told me it's OK, I just don't bother with farang places much anymore apart from popping in to say hello to Ivan now and then, so I have not tried it yet.

If you do, let me know what you think.

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Where's Green mango? :unsure:

If you are standing on the street looking at Ivan's place, sports bar is to the left and green mango is about 20 metres up the road to the right.

It looks OK and a few people have told me it's OK, I just don't bother with farang places much anymore apart from popping in to say hello to Ivan now and then, so I have not tried it yet.

If you do, let me know what you think.

thanks, remember the place, but haven't been there yet..... :jap:

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Not many farang options left in Surin center now.

That can only be a positive for the local society.

Why is there this obsession in place when it comes to Farang eateries catering to Western cuisines, less Farang "hangouts"?

Eat local.....

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Pakkie, Nigger and even Indibum can be construed as offensive, but hardly racist. Farang is a word often used by "farangs" amongst themselves and in that context is not offensive. However, sometimes when used by a Thai in an obviously derogatory way can be deemed offensive.By the same token, where does the oft used "Yank" fit in?

What about -septic tank?

Took me ages to learn that one !

Good idea to hide behind rhyming slang. What can we use for Farang to pander to the feelings of the more insecure amongst us ?

Prang - no, Cambodian sounds like that.

Chang - no, don't confuse it by using a 6.4% beer.

Satang - no

I will stick with F'rang I think.

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