Monday, June 07, 2010

Conversations we've had...

I was rummaging through a folder of old stuff and came across a classic from way back, originally published in Far East Economic Review.

If you've ever stayed in a hotel in the Far East you'll probably have had exactly this conversation - we have them on a daily basis in Dubai too. Read it out loud to get the best out of it.

Room Service: "Morny. Ruin sorbees"

Guest: "Sorry, I thought I dialled room-service"

RS: "Rye..Ruin sorbees..morny! Djewish to odor sunteen??"

Guest: "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"


the real nick said...

dejavu ROFLLLL - brilliant transcript!

Keefieboy said...

Mybe rane Hertz

Lindsey said...

That made me laugh out loud!

Arslan Saeed said...

I have visited qlot of blogs. Yours got me hooked with one piece of conversation.

This was classic! Brilliant stuff!

Reluctant and Recluse said...


Seems like this person took english lessons from a Hispanic...

Susan said...

>>Ass ruin torino fee<< ???

Ok that one has defeated me!!! Translation please :-)

Dubai Photo Story said...


hopshackles said...

@Susan: >>Ass ruin torino fee<< ???

Translation: "That's room two-one-three"


I've had practice.

Susan said...

Thank you Hopshackles, its all clear now mud!