Be warned, you're going to find yourself talking "funny" for a while after reading this. It was nominated "best email of 1997."

A Telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room-service, at a hotel in Asia, which was 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! Jewish to odor sun teen??"

G: "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 bake hen ... crease?"

G: "Crisp will be fine"

RS: "Hokay. An Santos?"

G: "What?"

RS: "Santos. July Santos?"

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 Jew 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. As ruin torino fee, strangle ache, crease bake hen, tossy singlish mopping we bother honey sigh, and copy... rye??"

G: "Whatever you say."

RS: "Tendjewberrymud."

G: "You're welcome."