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Thai Cabinet Approves WAI Gesture as the Country's National Identity


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The Cabinet has approved the official use of the "wai" gesture, recognizing it as a national symbol of Thailand for greetings and expressions of respect.

 

This step aims to uphold Thailand's unique identity and culture by maintaining the traditional form of Thai greetings and displays of respect.

 

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-- 2024-06-13

 

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Why ridicule this? Personally, I like the wai. It's aesthetically attractive and helps with health and hygiene. I never liked shaking hands back home, and it's a relief not to do so here. So stuck are Westerners with touching that even during Covid you leaders practicing that silly elbow bump. The wai is far superior to that.

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10 hours ago, John Drake said:

So stuck are Westerners with touching that even during Covid you leaders practicing that silly elbow bump. The wai is far superior to that.

Didn't the silly elbow bump start in the USA?

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20 hours ago, dinsdale said:

 "has approved the official use of the "wai" gesture'

What does official use mean??????????????????

 

It's like in the movie Idiocracy, where every time they say  "Brought to you by Carl's Jnr"  they get a dollar.

Also, Modi is on the phone, he sounds pissed.

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23 hours ago, dinsdale said:

 "has approved the official use of the "wai" gesture'

What does official use mean??????????????????

In foreigner visa meeting with Thai authorities, who wai's who? Traffic stop? Cashier to customer?

Cabinet approval of the wai does not have backing of law. It's like former PM Prayut insisting that Thai dress code should follow traditional Thai clothing. You know, where historically women were half-clothed.

As the Thai economy continues to crash and PM faces expulsion, one would think the Cabinet had better priorities.

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