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Thai Sayings and Phrases Wanted

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ไม่รับรู้จะดีกว่า  yes, that's the exact phrase I believe

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On 2/2/2019 at 9:45 PM, tgeezer said:

I have something for The Early bird.... " ตืนเช้าได้เงินหลาย ตืนสายได้เงินน้อย I am told it is equivalent although it seems to me to be too prosaic to be a saying.


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That's a beautiful phrase that I haven't heard before, sounds almost Isaan in construction and I had to google it to found this sign 

 

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I see the sign has งาน not เงิน. What do the numbers mean? Is it time of rising or length of sleep? I see the last group pigs and Rhinos (rude name?) it says they sleep all day. 

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the lines with numbers are:

scholars sleep 4 (hours)

wealthy person sleeps 6

beggars 8

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The dictionary gives a simple ไม่รู้ for ignorance, so it is possible that รับ is just a figure of speech or it could show that people believe what they want to believe. I think that there is an element of that in the expression ‘Ignorance is bliss’.


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The dictionary gives a simple ไม่รู้ for ignorance, so it is possible that รับ is just a figure of speech or it could show that people believe what they want to believe. I think that there is an element of that in the expression ‘Ignorance is bliss’.

 

Have we discussed “What the eye doesn’t see the heart doesn’t grieve over” “If you look for trouble you are bound to find it” ? Both of these might be derived from ไม่รับรู้ดีกว่า in various contexts to me.

 

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I seem to have screwed up my edit here.

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