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CUSTOM

THE MOST HONORED AND RESPECTED PERSON IN THAILAND IS THE KING.
HE IS THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE PEOPLE, THE TEMPORAL HEAD OF
THE COUNTRY AND THE SYMBOL OF THAILAND'S CULTURE. HIS PICTURE
AND THAT OF THE ROYAL FAMILY IS DISPLAYED IN THE SHOPS, HOMES AND
OFFICES. AT THE END OF LARGE GATHERINGS,
MOVIES, PLAYS, OR RECEPTIONS
THE KING'S ANTHEM IS PLAYED AND EVERYONE STANDS AT ATTENTION.
IN THE MOVIES, HIS PICTURE IS SHOWN ON THE SCREEN AND EVERYONE IS
EXPECTED TO RISE. CRIMES OF DISRESPECT AGAINST THE KING ARE
PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SOCIAL CLASS RANK THAILAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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CUSTOM

PROTOCOL IS IMPORTANT IN THAILAND. ONE STANDARD PRACTICE IS MEN
FIRST AND LADIES LAST.

Where learned: WHILE STATIONED IN THAILAND

Keyword(s): THAILAND PROTOCOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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"WAI" GESTURE

THIS IS DONE BY PUTTING THE HANDS TOGETHER IN A PRAYING
POSITION BEFORE YOUR FACE AND SLIGHTLY NODDING YOUR
HEAD. THIS GESTURE HOLDS THE SAME TRADITIONAL SIGNIFI-
CANCE AS THE AMERICAN HANDSHAKE, BUT ALSO SIGNIFIES
RESPECT, THANKS, AND APOLOGY.

James Callow comment: TIPS OF FINGERS OF BOTH HANDS AT LIPS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): THAILAND

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.1
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.14
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 10-24-1970

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Custom

Buddhists wear miniature images of buddha around their necks. When displaying the image of the Lord Buddha in the homes or elsewhere, the Thai are careful to place the image high enough so that no human can be at a higher level or walk above the image.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F538] crossed out. Not replaced with anything.

Submission card was located in pile labeled To Be Classified

Where learned: WHILE STATIONED IN THAILAND

Keyword(s): BUDDHA ; Buddhism ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; RELIGIOUS CUSTOM ; SYMBOL ; THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom
BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

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GHOST BELIEF

IN THAILAND EVERYONE IS AFRAID OF GHOSTS, WHEN MY AUNT
WAS THERE SHE HAD A HOUSEKEEPER WHO
WAS VERY AFRAID OF GHOSTS. ONE DAY
SHE CAME HOME AND HER HOUSEKEEPER WASN'T THERE. TWO DAYS LATER SHE
RETURNED. SHE SAID SHE HAD HEARD A GHOST SO SHE LEFT.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED ITEM FROM HER AUNT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GHOSTS ; SUPERSTITION ; THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 10-08-1965

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THE SPIRIT WATCHES

IN SMALL VILLAGES OF THAILAND, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE SPIRIT
OF SOME NATIVE OF THAT TOWN WHO HAD DIED LONG AGO STILL WATCHES OVER
THE TOWN, PROTECTING IT FROM EVIL. THE SPIRIT OF THIS PERSON MAKES
HIMSELF KNOWN BY APPEARING TO A FEW OF THE VILLAGERS, PROVING HIS
AUTHENTICITY BY TELLING PEOPLE
THEIR LIFE HISTORY IN ITS ENTIRETY.
THIS HAS ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN MANY CASES, AND NO EXPLANATION
CAN BE GIVEN OF A NATURAL SORT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): Legend ; SPIRIT ; SUPERSTITION ; THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

What do you call a nigger in Thailand?
A tycoon.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT ; OFFICE

Keyword(s): African American ; Black ; JOKE ; Offensive ; PUN ; RACISM ; Racist ; RIDDLE ; Tasteless ; THAILAND

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 01-00-1991

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