The word for food in Thailand is khao.
Rice the staple food of the Thai people is also khao.
Each is pronounced cow.
One day I thought my companion said to me “you cow”
and I took offense as although I was fat I certainly was no cow.
Only shortly later did I learn that the Thai word for hungry is hue pronounced you.
So what the woman really said was hue khao meaning “I am hungry.”
Once realizing that I was no longer angry
and together we ate some khao pud.