Do not puke

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Thai sign over a sink in a restroom, from Alexander Bukh on Facebook:

The Thai part of the sign reads:

ha:m uak! ha:m la:ŋ  kon dek! nai a:ŋ la:ŋ mɯː prab 500 ba:t

alternative transliteration:

H̄̂ām x̂wk! H̄̂ām l̂āng k̂n dĕk! Nı x̀āng l̂āngmụ̄x prạb 500 bāth

ห้ามอ้วก! ห้ามล้างก้นเด็ก! ในอ่างล้างมือ ปรับ 500 บาท

Do not vomit or wash a baby's bottom in the sink, (if you do these things) you will be fined 500 Thai baht.

The word over the crossed-out picture of the little girl vomiting (bottom left):



blech / blargh

If you really have to retch / barf / upchuck / puke / regurgitate / toss your cookies / blow your lunch, please do it in the toilet, and clean your baby's butt / bottom elsewhere, not in this sink.

[h.t. Nathan Hopson; thanks to Joyce White, Pattira Thaithosaeng, and Justin McDaniel]


  1. Philip Taylor said,

    August 8, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

    As one who very rapidly came to recognise the benefits of the ubiquitous "personal hygiene" hose + medium-pressure jet spray in Arabian toilets, I now find that the lack of any analogous facilities in the vast majority of Western toilets a serious and depressing omission. Never mind the baby's bottom — where is one expected to wash one's own ?

  2. Theophylact said,

    August 9, 2019 @ 8:40 am

    After a trip to Turkey, I really missed that water feature that practically every toilet had. So I bought and installed a Bio Bidet Simplet, and later upgraded to a Toto Washlet. I miss the thing every time I have to use some other toilet.

  3. Bathrobe said,

    August 9, 2019 @ 7:26 pm

    My proposal for a Toto ad campaign:

    "With Toto Washlet, I feel ready for sex at any time."

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