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The Ladyboys are an element of  "Amazing Thailand".
 
 
Thailand is Muang Tai "Land of the Free" or Pratet Tai "Free Kingdom"
 
 
ไทย  thai(M) adjective free; liberated
 
 
   
 Up to You.........
 
 
 

The term "kathoey" or "katoey"  

  
 (Thai: กะเทย, generally refers to a male-to-female transgender person or an effeminate gay male in Thailand. Related phrases include sao (or phuying) praphet song ("a second kind of woman"), or phet thi sam ("third sex").
 
The word kathoey is thought to be of Khmer origin. It is most often rendered as ladyboy in English conversation with Thais and this latter expression has become used.
 
 

Name Correction

The term used for Ladyboy (as shown above) is Kathoey or Katoey .. but in fact the correct term is กะเทย  ga theeuy
 
 
example 
บาร์สำหรับกะเทย bar (bar) sam rap (for) ga theeuy (gay) gay or transvestite/transsexual bar

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Video: Ladyboy Beauty contest 2007

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The well-known slang word for a gay, ladyboy-like guy 'toot' is English in origin. The word in fact, entered the Thai language after the success of the 1982 movie 'Tootsie' starring Dustin Hoffman. 
 
 
 
 

How to spot a Ladyboy?  

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How to spot a Ladyboy?
 
Ladyboys can not over extend their elbow...only Females (Poo-ying) can!!! 
 
try it.... (I mean the test)
  
.... but keep it a secret!!! (don't spoil the mystery for others)!!
 
The secret was revealed by stalward expat resident  Rob, owner of Downunder Aussie Bar, Bangkok 
 

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