Room Service - Tenjewberrymuds
The following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room service at
a hotel in Asia. It was recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review.
To get the full effect it should be read aloud. You will understand what
'tenjewberrymuds' means by the end of the conversation.
Room Service (RmSv): Morrin. Roon sirbees.
Guest: Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service.
RmSv: Rye... Roon sirbees... morrin!
Jewish to oddor sunteen?
Guest: Uh... yes... I'd like some bacon and eggs.
RmSv: Ow July den?
RmSv: Ow July den?... pryed, boyud, poochd?
Guest: Oh, the eggs! How do I like them?
Sorry, scrambled please.
RmSv: Ow July dee baykem? Crease?
Guest: Crisp will be fine.
RmSv: Hokay. An Sahn toes?
RmSv: An toes. July Sahn toes?
Guest: I don't think so.
RmSv: No? Judo wan sahn toes??
Guest: I feel really bad about this, but I don't know
what 'judo wan sahn toes' means.
RmSv: Toes! toes!... Why jew don juan toes? Ow bow
Anglish moppin we bodder?
Guest: English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast'.
Fine. Yes, an English muffin will be fine.
RmSv: We bodder?
Guest: No... just put the bodder on the side.
Guest: I mean butter... just put it on the side.
Guest: Excuse me?
RmSv: Copy... tea... meel?
Guest: Yes. Coffee, please, and that's all.
RmSv: One Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem,
Anglish moppin we bodder on sigh and copy... rye?
Guest: Whatever you say.
Guest: You're very welcome.