Friday, July 8, 2005


Every so often I get an e-mail that makes me just laugh out loud. That's pretty rare for me. A chuckle means I am really really amused...but laugh out loud...not all that often.

I first got this e-mail....oh, 6 or 7 years ago, back when Master Thespian (my son) was in 6th grade. I got him and his best friend to "perform" it for me. They loved it! So, this story brings a smile...not only for the content, but also for the warm memories.

I know this is a more cerebral blog than this post warrants...except on Wednesdays. I cannot, however, let basils blog go without a bit of whimsy every so often.

I don't know how much of this is true, if any. Doesn't matter. It's funny anyway.



It's amazing, you will understand the above word by the end of the conversation......

aloud for best results. "Tendjewberrymud" Be warned, you're going to
find yourself talking "funny" for a while after reading this.

following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and
room-service at a hotel in Asia, which was recorded and published in
the FarEast 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."

"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."


  1. I didn't think I'd ever get it all. You're right, it was funny!

  2. That was great. I had to LOL. My children think I'm nuts! It might be because I was reading it outloud. ;-)

  3. That really was LOL funny. As an update, the guy now works in the communication division of NASA.

    Affirmative action, and all that.

  4. dd6771: Yeah, it took me a reading or two to appreciate it.
    vwb: Reading it aloud is really the only way I was able to get it! (see above)

    s,c, & a: Thanks! ...I think

    I am delighted you all enjoyed it and were kind enough to say so! Have a great day!


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