My wife is an American citizen by birth. But her father was in the foreign service and therefore most of her formative years were spent outside of the US. Her first language was Japanese, then some English while briefly in D.C., on to French in the Côte d’Ivoire, then German in Austria…
I especially liked “pit spot”.
And, if some Thai person listened to me back when I was learning or “learned it”, then they’d have been in hysterics as well.
(Insert “flying kites” story here from Thai language school.)