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Feb. 4th, 2007

11:28 pm - Paul and Eddie's answering machine message

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When I went to Rice University, I lived on-campus my freshman, senior and fifth years, in Sid W. Richardson Residential College (the dorms at Rice are called "colleges"), known as "Sid Rich" for short. In Sid Rich (and I think in all the colleges there) the rooms are paired off into suites. A suite consists of two rooms, housing two students each, connected to one bathroom. Thus, every student has one roommate and two suitemates.

In my fifth year, my roommate was a Russian guy named Leo, and our suitemates were two guys named Paul and Eddie. The message they put on their answering machine played on the fact that Eddie is Hispanic, whereas Paul is very, very white. Eddie wrote a message in Spanish, and Paul read it in a strong American accent, pretending he knew next to nothing about speaking Spanish. It was a hoot! It sounded like this:

"Hoe-lah. Ess-toe ess ell hoe-gar day Paul ee Eddie. Pore favore, day-jah oon...* ...men-sah-jay... de-spoo-ess del *beep*. Grah-see-us."

*Slight pause here as Paul needed to think about how to pronounce "mensaje". He probably had to catch himself from saying "men-sa-hay". Also, slight semisarcastic-sounding emphasis on the word "beep", which made it 175% funnier.

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From:kagur
Date:February 5th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)

Spanish accent

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My dad spoke Spanish in that way:) He learned it in school, as did I, but never learned the accent, and would forget the silent "j" at times. I used to cringe when he would try to speak it in Mexico.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:February 5th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Ah, Peggy Hill Spanish!
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 5th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
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It's too bad he didn't end with "Grassy ass."
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From:timmowarner
Date:February 6th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
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Phone post a simulation of the message!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 6th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
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Can't. Phone posting still down. (Jeez, hasn't it been like two weeks now?)
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From:wbwolf
Date:February 6th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
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LJ says it is fixed, and there is now a toll free number to dial for those in the US (1-888-840-6189; outside US, 1-881-840-6189)
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From:aatheus
Date:February 6th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
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mi hermano es un pescado!
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