Thursday, October 30, 2008

be careful when yelling HEY COW!

Hey COW!... Hey KHAO!!... Hey KHAO!!!

I must now refrain from yelling HEY COW! because although the Thai people probably would never understand the silly game anyway... they may be confused at why i am yelling for RICE... or the near by MOUNTAIN... or the color WHITE.  

Apparently in Thai a a word is not only a combination of letters but also the result of different tones in your voice.  So we can count on me offending someone simply by rising my voice when it was suppose to be low or my voice falling when it is suppose to be high - sounds a little like puberty huh??

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