Claim: Pronunciation problems plague exchange between traveler and room service in Far East hotel.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2003]
This exchange between an English-speaking traveller and a member of the hotel staff in a Far East hotel was recorded in the “Far-East Economic Review” about five years ago. It may take you a while to fathom it all out, but do try. Once you know what it is supposed to be, it really is hilarious!
Room Service: Morny. Rune-sore-bees.
been seeing this exchange kick about the Internet for several years, almost always baldly presented as a “this really happened!” tale, one replete with small touches indicating the action took place in a Far East Hotel or that this account appeared as a news item in one periodical or another. Once again, a funny story penned by celebrated comic Shelley Berman has been dressed up to position it as a slice of real
As Mr. Berman says on his
If the name of Shelley Berman seems hauntingly familiar, it’s likely because another of his works has also been bruited about the online world, the hilarious
Barbara “room service with a smile” Mikkelson
Last updated: 17 December 2005