Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sabino Canyon: to the END!...and fun with accents...

Finally, a Saturday morning with time and the built-up 'training' to run the 'entire length' of Sabino Canyon...actually, just the paved trail part: 3.7 miles...(I know, I know, it's not a marathon or anything, but just a local 'landmark'-goal for me)...I'd thought it was four-miles...but still makes for a nice 7.4 mile round-trip jog...

I must admit, though, that the last half-mile was too steep to run, so I walked it...a mile-walk in the middle--not 'race-worthy,' but a beautiful way to spend a late-October morning--in the chilly shade almost the whole time, though, since the sun is low enough now that the canyon doesn't see sunlight until mid-morning...Sabino creek is dry in spots, but still sports a few little waterfalls here and there...

(photo from last December, taken near the end of the road)

And now--perhaps some of you have seen this; it's making the e-mail circuit...but since my entire childhood was colored by foreign accents of different kinds, I just had to post this.

(warning: if you're overly politically-correct, read no further...but come on; remember I'm 'having fun' here, not 'making fun.')

It's a pretty good approximation/amalgamation/transcription of Asian and Hispanic English, to my eyes/ears at least:

(By the time you read through this YOU WILL UNDERSTAND "TENJOOBERRYMUDS")

In order to continue getting by in America we all need to learn the NEW English language! Practice by reading the following conversation until you are able to understand the term "TENJOOBERRYMUDS". With a little patience, you'll be able to fit right in.

The following is a telephone exchange between
maybe you as a hotel guest and a call to room service
somewhere in the good old USA today......
MUST be read aloud:

Room Service: "Morrin. Roon sirbees."
Guest: "Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service."
Room Service: " Rye . Dis Roon sirbees...morrin! Joowish to oddor sunteen???"
Guest: "Uh..... Yes, I'd like to order bacon and eggs."
Room Service: "Ow July den?"
Guest: "......What??"
Room Service: "Ow July den?!?... pryed, boyud, poochd?"
Guest: "Oh, the eggs! How do I like them?
Sorry.. scrambled, please."
Room Service: "Ow July dee baykem? Crease?"
Guest: "Crisp will be fine ."
Room Service: "Hokay. An Sahn toes?"
Guest: "What?"
Room Service: "An toes. July Sahn toes?"
Guest: "I... don't think so."
RoomService: "No? Judo wan sahn toes???"
Guest: "I'm sorry; I feel really bad about this,
but I don't know what 'judo wan sahn toes' means."
RoomService: "Toes! Toes!...Why Joo don Juan toes?
Ow bow Anglish moppin weet bodder?"
Guest: "Oh, English muffin!!! I've got it!
You were saying 'toast'...Fine ...Yes, an English muffin will be fine ."
RoomService: "Weet bodder?"
Guest: "No, just put the bodder on the side."
RoomService: "Wad?!?"
Guest: "I mean butter... just put the butter on the side."

RoomService: "Copy?"
Guest: "Excuse me?"
RoomService: "Copy...tea..wid meel? chooger?"
Guest: "Yes. Coffee, please... and that'll be all..."
RoomService: "One Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem,
Anglish moppin, weet bodder on sigh and copy ... rye??"
Guest: "Yes, yes-whatever you say."
RoomService: "Tenjooberrymuds."
Guest: "You're welcome"

(Remember I said "By the time you read through this YOU WILL UNDERSTAND 'TENJOOBERRYMUDS' "
......and you do, don't you!)

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