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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Thailand: The Thai Language

The Sprite logo in Thai
Is that a Sprite you're selling?

The strange-looking script of Thailand's language makes me feel as if I'm somewhere completely alien. You can get used to seeing the hieroglyphics of Chinese quickly enough, and even if you can't understand Malay or Indonesian, at least you can read it. Thai, on the other hand, will probably always remain a mystery to me; it looks like a combination of Spirographed Russian and melted Meccano.

A sign for Walls ice cream in Thai
A Thai sign for Walls ice cream