I decided to do a few sporty type t-shirt designs for all of us expats living here in the land of smiles.
“Farang” is the Thai word they used to describe us whitey type foreigners. It means “white foreigner”. At first, it used to bother me a bit, because when ever I saw a person from another country, in the USA, I didn’t point and say “Ooooo brown foreigner!”. Seems a bit rude.
When they say “Oooo, farang!” to me here, I just point back and say “Oooo, Thai!”. They usually laugh, especially the kids.
My wife has explained to me on numerous occasions that they don’t mean it as an insult, it’s just an exclamation of what I am. Fair enough.
I am now trying to work on a version of “Oooo, little brown indigenous populate with a corrupt government and a failing economy whose country will probably be bought out of existence by other countries within the next 20 years” that I can say quickly. :)