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Ruin sorbeesHans Maurer
- Fri Jan 15 13:26:04 1999
Be warned, you're going to find yourself talking "funny" for a while after
reading this. It was nominated best email of 1997. This is a telephonic
exchange between a hotelguest and room service at a hotel in Asia which was
recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review:
Room Service: "Morny. Ruin sorbees."
Guest: "Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service."
RS: "Rye. Ruin sorbees. Morny! Jewish to odor sunteen??"
G: "Uh, yes, I'd like some bacon and eggs."
RS: "Ow July den?"
RS: "Ow July den - fry, boy, pooch?"
G: "Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled, please."
RS: "Ow July dee baychem - crease?"
G: "Crisp will be fine."
RS: "Hokay. An San toes?"
RS: "San toes. July San toes?"
G: "I don't think so."
RS: "No? Judo one toes??"
G: "I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo one toes'
RS: "Toes! Toes! Why jew Don Juan toes? Ow bow singlish mopping we bother?"
G: "English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast'. Fine.
English muffin will be fine."
RS: "We bother?"
G: "No, just put the bother on the side."
G: "I mean butter - just put it on the side."
G: "Yes. Coffee please, and that's all."
RS: "One Minnie. Ass ruin torino fee, strangle ache, crease baychem, tossy
singlish mopping we bother honey sigh and copy...rye??"
G: "Whatever You say."
G: "You're welcome."
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