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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


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