Room service

            By the time you read through this you will understand ‘TENJOOBERRYMUDS’ and be ready for China. In order to continue getting-by in China, we need to learn and teach English the way it is spoken.

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

Now, here goes…


            The following is a telephonic exchange between maybe you as a hotel guest and call room-service today:


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 July den?’

Guest: ‘…What??’

Room Service: ‘Ow July den?!?… Pryed, boyud, poochd?’

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

Room Service: ‘Ow July dee baykem? Crease?’

Guest: ‘Crisp will be fine.’

Room Service: ‘Hokay. An Sahn toes?’

Guest: ‘What?’

Room Service: ‘An toes. July Sahn toes?’

Guest: ‘I… Don’t think so…’

Room Service: ‘No? Judo wan sahn toes???’

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

Room Service: ‘Toes! Toes!…Why Joo don Juan toes? Ow bow Anglish moppin we bodder?’

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

Room Service: ‘We bodder?’

Guest: ‘No, just put the bodder 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, crease baykem, Anglish moppin, we bodder on sigh and copy … Rye ??’

Guest: ‘Whatever you say.’

Room Service: ‘Tenjooberrymuds.’

Guest: ‘You’re welcome’

            Remember I said ‘By the time you read through this you will understand “TENJOOBERRYMUDS”’… and you do, don’t you!

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