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You should understand this word by the time you finish reading the following conversation......

It is supposedly a telephonic exchange between a hotel guest and room-service at a hotel in Asia - recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review....

Room Service Morny. Ruin sorbees
Guest Sorry, I thought I dialled room-service
RS Rye..Ruin sorbees..morny! Djewish to odor sunteen??
G Uh..yes. This is room 1303. 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 baykem...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 mupping 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...tee...jews?
G Yes. Coffee please, and that's all.
RS One Minnie. Ass ruin terino fee, strangle ache, crease baykem, tossy singlish mopping we bother honey sigh, and copy....rye??
G Whatever you say
RS Tendjewberrymud
G You're welcome

(With thanks to Willie Goldblatt)

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