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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby gavinmac » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:56 am

What about "yab" and "loy"?

I know loy can mean money, but they seem to use it as an adjective.
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby cambod » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:28 am

gavinmac wrote:What about "yab" and "loy"?

I know loy can mean money, but they seem to use it as an adjective.


Yab means something "stupid/crazy/cheeky". I usually hear it said as "yap mong!" (You're crazy/stupid/cheeky!) That one is hard to get a definition for from Cambodians. A very playful word.

Loy means good. It's supposedly said slightly different, but I can't hear it.
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby Jacked Camry » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:59 am

cambod wrote:
gavinmac wrote:What about "yab" and "loy"?

I know loy can mean money, but they seem to use it as an adjective.


Yab means something "stupid/crazy/cheeky". I usually hear it said as "yap mong!" (You're crazy/stupid/cheeky!) That one is hard to get a definition for from Cambodians. A very playful word.

Loy means good. It's supposedly said slightly different, but I can't hear it.


Loy as opposed to "Louie", meaning money. Means "handsome" or "cute" or "looks good".
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby Lucky Lucan » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:59 am

violet wrote:
why am I not surprised that LL doesn't know what nop means? 8-)


Because it's just a bullshit made-up slang word used by morons on Facebook. The Khmer for love is Sralang.
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby cambod » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:14 am

Jacked Camry wrote:
cambod wrote:
gavinmac wrote:What about "yab" and "loy"?

I know loy can mean money, but they seem to use it as an adjective.


Yab means something "stupid/crazy/cheeky". I usually hear it said as "yap mong!" (You're crazy/stupid/cheeky!) That one is hard to get a definition for from Cambodians. A very playful word.

Loy means good. It's supposedly said slightly different, but I can't hear it.


Loy as opposed to "Louie", meaning money. Means "handsome" or "cute" or "looks good".


That sounds better!
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby General-Z » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:04 pm

Is it just me, or has she been abusing the Facebook status update over the past few days? (A link, because it might be too graphic for a screenshot.)

https://m.facebook.com/aney.pheap?id=10 ... ef=ts&_rdr
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby gavinmac » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:12 pm

Yes, posting photos of your murdered brother's corpse may be a socially inappropriate use of Facebook. What kind of people then click "like" when they see those photos?
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby Joon » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:18 pm

I really don't want to go to the lop~lop side of Facebook. But is there a way to mitigate this? It's really distressing to see young Cambodians getting extremely wrong habits which they think are righteous and voicing dumb-as-fuck and/or extremist opinions.
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby gavinmac » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:11 pm

I have a new Facebook theory. I think you can tell how much a Cambodian woman loves her boyfriend or husband by checking how many of the photos she posts on Facebook include her husband. A lot of Western dudes with younger Asian girlfriends seem to go overboard on Facebook posting photos of the young girlfriend. The guy's Facebook profile picture may be a photo of both of them (or maybe even just a photo of the girl) and then the majority of the dude's Facebook photos are him with the girlfriend or just photos of the girlfriend. My girlfriend at dinner, my girlfriend at the beach. It's like these guys are screaming "Hey, look, I have a younger, attractive girlfriend over here!"

Meanwhile, the girl has her own Facebook page which she regularly updates with photos of herself or her family and you would never know she had a boyfriend or husband from what she posts on Facebook.

This doesn't just apply to Western-Cambodian couples, I know a young Cambodian woman who recently married a Cambodian man in an arranged marriage type thing. She still posts about three selfies a day on Facebook; I have no idea what her husband looks like.
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7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby Capital_9 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:20 pm

I agree with that theory. People don't post many Facebook pics of them working. (Or at least I think that's right. I'm not a huge facebooker.) If their dating their boyfriend is their work, then they aren't going to post pics of their boyfriends.
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby andyinasia » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:28 pm

Joon wrote:I really don't want to go to the lop~lop side of Facebook. But is there a way to mitigate this? It's really distressing to see young Cambodians getting extremely wrong habits which they think are righteous and voicing dumb-as-fuck and/or extremist opinions.


There is a serious point here. You have to realise only two years ago only 3% of Cambodians had access to the internet - currently it is 25% and rising rapidly. In other words, the internet - and Facebook in particular - is a very new phenomenon. Overnight young Cambodians have gained access to the technology and the resources, but what they don't have is the education to know how to use it. In the West we grew up with IT developing quickly, but not as fast as today, and up to a point we had time to educate ourselves about the pitfalls of using the internet. You can't blame Cambodians for going 'lop lop'; what is so important is that they gain the critical faculties and wherewithal to cope with them. The problem is, who teaches them? Parents? They don't know. Teachers? It's new for Khmer teachers too. Westerners? Yes, we are the ones who have the background and experience, but who's going to ask us? Schools ought to be asking us to incorporate sensible use of the internet into English lessons - far more useful than units on visiting an art gallery in Spain. But I don't know of any Principals/DoS who have considered this.




Nb. GM - opposite in my case. I can't stop my missus posting a dozen photos of us every day, and having male and female, Khmer and British friends liking and making cheesy comments. What I post on my Facebook page is mostly a mixture of social comment and fun - very little is family oriented. Maybe the kind of Facebook people you look up are a different demographic to me - at least, the only Facebook friend I have who posts embarrassing nonsense like that is my wife - I quickly unfriend anyone else.
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby vladimir » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:33 pm

andyinasia wrote:Schools ought to be asking us to incorporate sensible use of the internet into English lessons - far more useful than units on visiting an art gallery in Spain. But I don't know of any Principals/DoS who have considered this.


This.

I suggested it and was shot down in flames. 'Waste of time.'
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby Ryoon » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:45 pm

Seriously ?
Teaching how to use the internet should be among the first lesson.
When you are a student you can not be sure how you will have to use English in the future with real people, but you can be sure as hell that you will have to use it on the net.

For the school is like having a giant schoolbook for free.
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby scobienz » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:14 pm

I feel slightly depressed that:

1) 'unfriend' is now an accepted part if the English language;
2) that one of K440's most intelligent and well-read posters just used it without blushing; and
3) that I knew what he meant.
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Re: 7 Reasons Not to Friend a Khmer Woman on Facebook

Postby Crysogenesis99 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:27 pm

or if you ever break up with her, she will start stalking your facebook friends and demonize you to them
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