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TENJEWBERRYMUDS

TENJEWBERRYMUDS.

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TENJEWBERRYMUDS

I found this gem in my treasure trove of such collectibles. It is years old and I still enjoy this as much as I did when I first read it. Honestly, reading it aloud is something that still sees me in splits.

To get the full effect, this should be read aloud.  You will understand what ‘Tenjewberrymuds’ means by the end of the conversation.  This has been nominated for the best email of 2006.
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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): “Morrin.  Roon sirbees.”

Guest (G): “Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service.”

RS: “Rye..Roon sirbees..morrin!  Jewish to oddor sunteen??”

G: “Uh..yes..I’d like some bacon and eggs.”

RS: “Ow July den?”

G: “What??”

RS: “Ow July den?…pryed, boyud, poochd?”

G : “Oh, the eggs!  How do I like them?  Sorry, scrambled please.”

RS: “Ow July dee baykem?  Crease?”

G: “Crisp will be fine.”

RS : “Hokay.  An Sahn toes?”

G: “What?”

RS:”An toes.  July Sahn toes?”

G: “I don’t think so.”

RS: “No?  Judo wan sahn toes??”

G: “I feel really bad about this, but I don’t know what ‘judo wan sahn
toes’ means.”

RS: “Toes!  Toes!…Why jew don juan toes?  Ow bow Anglish moppin we
bodder?”

G: “English muffin!!  I’ve got it!  You were saying ‘Toast.’ Fine.  Yes, an
English muffin will be fine.”

RS: “We bodder?”

G: “No…just put the bodder on the side.”

RS: “Wad?”

G: “I mean butter…just put it on the side.”

RS: “Copy?”

G: “Excuse me?”

RS: “Copy…tea…meel?”

G: “Yes.  Coffee, please, and that’s all.”

RS: “One Minnie.  Scramah egg, crease baykem, Anglish moppin we bodder on
sigh and copy….rye??”

G: “Whatever you say.”

RS: “Tenjewberrymuds.”

G : “You’re very welcome.”

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