(Received this via e-mail 🙂 )

In order to continue getting-by in China , we need to learn English the way it is spoken…….

Practice by reading the following conversation until you are able to understand the term “TANJOOBERRYMUTTS “. With a little patience, you’ll be able to fit right in.

Now, here goes…

The following is a telephonic exchange between a hotel guest and room-service .

Room Service : “Morrin. Roon sirbees.”

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

Room Service: ” Rye . Roon sirbees…morrin ! Joowish to oddor sunteen ???”

Guest: “Uh….. Yes, I’d like to order bacon and eggs.”

Room Service: “Ow ulai den ?”

Guest: “…..What ??”

Room Service: “Ow ulai den ?!?… Pryed, boyud, pochd ?”

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

Room Service: “Ow ulai dee bayken ? Creepse ?”

Guest: “Crisp will be fine.”

Room Service: “Hokay.. An sahn toes ?”

Guest: “What ?”

Room Service: “An toes.. ulai sahn toes ?”

Guest: “I…. Don’t think so..”

Room Service: “No ? Udo wan sahn toes ???”

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

Room Service: “Toes ! Toes !…Why Uoo don wan toes ? Ow bow Anglish moppin we botter ?”

Guest: “Oh, English muffin !!! I’ve got it ! You were saying ‘toast’… Fine…Yes, an English muffin will be fine.”

Room Service: “We botter ?”

Guest: “No, just put the botter on the side.”

Room Service: “Wad ?!?”

Guest: “I mean butter… Just put the butter on the side.”

Room Service: “Copy ?”

Guest: “Excuse me ?”

Room Service: “Copy…tea.. meel ?”

Guest: “Yes. Coffee, please… And that’s everything.”

Room Service: “One Minnie. Scramah egg, creepse bayken , Anglish moppin, we botter on sigh and copy . Rye ??”

Guest: “Whatever you say.”

RoomService: “Tanjooberrymutts.”

Guest: “You’re welcome”

Remember I said “By the time you read through this YOU WILL UNDERSTAND


..and you do, don’t you !

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