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(Quoted from Far Eastern Economic Review September 4, 1981.)

Room Service: Morny, rune sore-bees.
Hotel Guest: Oh sorry, I thought I dialled room service.
RS: Rye, rune sore-bees. Morny. Jewish to odor sunteen?
HG: I'd like some bacon and eggs.
RS: Ow July then?
HG: What?
RS: Aches. Ow July then? Pry, boy, pooch ... .?
HG: Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry. Scrambled please.
RS: Ow July thee baycome? Crease?
HG: Crisp will be fine.
RS: Okay. An Santos?
HG: What?
RS: Santos, July Santos?
HG: Ugh ... I don't know ... I don't think so.
RS: No? Judo one toes?
HG: Look, I really feel bad about this, but I just don't know what judo-one-toes means. I'm sorry.
RS: Toes! Toes! Why Jew Don Juan, toes? Ow bow eenglish mopping we bother?
HG: English muffin! I've got it! Toast! You were saying toast! Fine. An English muffin will be fine.
RS: We bother?
HG: No. Just put the bother on the side.
RS: Wad?
HG: I'm sorry. I meant butter. Butter on the side.
RS: Copy?
HG: I feel terrible about this but ...
RS: Copy. Copy, tea, mill.
HG: Coffee! Yes, coffee please. And that's all.
RS: One Minnie. Ass rune torino-fie, strangle aches, crease baycome, tossy eenglish mopping we bother honey sigh, and copy. Rye?
HG: Whatever you say.
RS: Okay. Tenjewberrymud.
HG: You're welcome.

Thanks to Chewks.

The Translation:-
Room Service:  Morning! Room service.
RS: Right.  Room service. Morning.  Do you wish to order something?
RS: How would you like them?
RS:  Eggs. How would you like them?  Fried, boiled, poached?
RS:  How would you like the bacon?  Crispy?
RS: Okay. And some toast?
RS:  Some toast.   Would you like some toast?
RS:  No?  You don't want toast?
RS: Toast! Toast! Why don't you want toast?  How about an English muffin with butter?
RS:  With butter?
RS: What?
RS: Coffee?
RS: Coffee!  Coffee, tea, milk?
RS: One minute.  As room thirteen oh five, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, toasted English muffin with butter and honey on the side, and coffee. Right?
RS: Okay.  Thank you very much.

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