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    I came across this a few years back, and was reminded of it during a blether with Jim JTS in Chat tonight. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I first read it:


    Be warned, you’re may find yourself talking "funny" for a while after reading this. This has been nominated for best email of 1999.

    The following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room-service at a hotel in Asia, which was recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review.

    Room Service (RS): "Morny. Ruin sorbees"
    Guest (G): "Sorry, I thought I dialled room-service"
    RS: "Rye..Ruin sorbees..morny! Djewish to odor sunteen??"
    G: "Uh..yes..I’d like some bacon and eggs"
    RS: "Ow July den?"
    G: "What??"
    RS: "Ow July den?…pry, boy, pooch?"
    G : "Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled please."
    RS: "Ow July dee bayhcem…crease?"
    G: "Crisp will be fine."
    RS: "Hokay. An San tos?"
    G: "What?"
    RS: "San tos. July San tos?"
    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’ means."
    RS: "Toes! toes!…why djew Don Juan toes? Ow bow singlish mopping we bother?"
    G: "English muffin!! I’ve got it! You were saying ‘Toast.’ Fine. Yes, an English muffin will be fine."
    RS: "We bother?"
    G: "No..just put the bother on the side."
    RS: "Wad?"
    G: "I mean butter…just put it on the side."
    RS: "Copy?"
    G: "Sorry?"
    RS: "Copy…tea…mill?"
    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"
    RS: "Tendjewberrymud"
    G: "You’re welcome"

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    That is hilarious! :lol:

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    Rye!! :mrgreen:

    lollys mate
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    Think I was in the same hotel.

    When I ordered a chicken dish, the chef came up to me and asked how my meal was.

    I said the chicken was rubbery.

    He said….. "I’m glad you like it"

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