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Whole porker ancient sutra

Posted date:  March 21, 2011
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There are so many examples of wacky English here in Thailand that I generally don’t even notice them any more. But occasionally one stumbles upon a gem.

What’s actually being advertised here is old-fashioned grilled pork. To us, the Sanskrit-origin word sutra – in Thai สูตร – may have connotations of Hindu literature, but to the Thais it has come to mean recipe or more broadly, formula.

Porker, on the other hand, is universal.

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