Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Johnny in OKC BS: bad translations (116* d) RE: BS: bad translations 31 Mar 04

Ancient story probably told by Mark Twain:

Seated next to an oriental gentleman at a formal dinner,
the American attempted to make conversation.

"You like-ee soup-ee?" he inquired.
The oriental nodded pleasantly.

"You like-ee salad-ee?"
Again a nod.

"You like-ee beef-ee?"
Nodding again.

At that point, the host rose to introduce the evening's
guest speaker, Mr. Yung Chee Loo. The oriental man spoke
for half an hour on economics, in perfect, beautiful English.

Returning to his seat, he asked the American,
"You like-ee speech-ee?"

Love, Johnny in OKC

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.