"What do photographers tell people to say in other languages? Don’t ask me; I don’t get out much. If the Teeming Millions want to chime in with their experiences abroad, now’s the time."
I asked the wife what Thais say, and she gave me a puzzled look. Said they say Yim of course, which is Thai for smile. They also copy the English word “cheese” even if they don’t know what it means, because they think that’s just what you’re supposed to say.