Friday, 4 November 2005


The following was adapted from an email nominated for the best email of 1999. Source unknown.

Comprehension Lesson

Learning objective:
You will understand the title of this post after this lesson.

A transcript of a telephone exchange between a guest and room-service in a hotel (number of stars unknown)


Read the following text carefully. Answer the question at the end of the lesson.

Room Service (RS): Moling! Loom sirfess.
Guest (G): Yes,...
RS: Dju witch true odor somefing?
G: Uh, yes. I'd like some bacon and eggs.
RS: How july it done?.. Fi, boy?
G: Oh, the eggs. Scrambled please.
RS: Howbow bkam?
G: Crisp will be fine.
RS: O light. An some DOS?
G: What?
RS: Dosee. july some DOS?
G: I don't understand. What Door-C means?
RS: Mmmmm.... Toes! toes!
G: Oh, toasts. No, do you have something else?
RS: Howbow ink-ga-nutsu mudfun?
G: Yes, an English muffin will be fine!
RS: Copy?
G: Sorry?
RS: Copy... mill ... all T?
G: Yes, coffee please and that's all
RS: O light. Seeangle ache, quits P bkan, DOS, mudfun and copy... wite?
G: Well... whatever you say.
RS: Fanquevallemud
G: You're welcome.

End of lesson exercise:
What does "Fanquevallemud" mean?


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