This is so funny!
A thread about Thai smiles ends up a farang brawl.
My two cents worth. Most Issan girls are not lazy, good for nothing, uneducated who spread their legs for hundreds of foreigners.
But most of the lazy, good for nothing, uneducated who spread their legs for hundreds of foreigners in Thailand are from Issan.
And most other more educated Thais do look down on Issan people slightly, but the hookers are really thought of as in the trash pile and are an embarrassment to Thailand which gives the 99% of normal Thai people a bad name as the sex capital of the world.
I didn't go to university, or even finish high school. I decided I knew everything already and looked down at the relatively poor teachers who went to university and knew I didn't want to be like them.
A lot of Issan people do go to university in Bangkok, Mahasarakam, Khon Kaen etc and they rightly "look down" upon uneducated baan nok in other regions.
If you live in Thailand I would strongly recommend you don't marry an uneducated Issanite because you will be looked upon as a bit of a desperado and somewhat socially shunned. If you marry a hooker it will be 20 times worse. You will be a bit of a laughing stock.
If you are taking one back to live in your own country it doesn't really matter as people won't pick up on how "rough" she is there.
James has a fair point saying most Thais are completely baffled why farangs marry so many Issan hookers. They think it is rediculous.
When chatting up Thai women I always talk about my university days. It is a real leg opener.
I'm always interested to see what you will find and whether you can get a respons from news outlets
But for this moment still, I see that I was right. Numbers of deaths are sticking around 140-150. Back up after dropping a little lower only for a couple of days...
I have my suspicions there too. But we can discuss that another day in a few weeks...