Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Which kind of -ese?

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An American and a Japanese were sitting on the plane on the way to LA
when the American turned to the Japanese and asked,
"What kind of ese are you?"

Confused, the Japanese replied, "Sorry but I don't understand what you mean."
The American repeated, "What kind of -ese are you?"
Again, the Japanese was confused over the question.
The American, now irritated, then yelled, "What kind of -ese are you?
Are you a Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc?"

The Japanese then replied, "Oh, I am a Japanese."
A while later the Japanese turned to the American and asked what kind of
'key' he was.

The American, frustrated, yelled, "What do you mean what kind of '-key' am I?!"
The Japanese said, "Are you a Yankee, donkey, or monkee?"