Humor of Mystery Chips

Humor of Mystery Chips in England is a true story.

A young student from Germany, Christoph Seibert, was studying in England for a summer on a program to learn more English.

On the first Saturday day off from summer school, Chris and one of his fellow students from Germany named Wolfgang were strolling through the local English village near Brighton.

They saw a fish and chips shop that looked inviting, so in they went.

Chris saw a small pile of golden crispy bits on one end of the grill, and asked the clerk what they were.

“Rrrrrrrb,” was the muttered reply Chris heard.

But Chris did not really understand what was said, and he didn’t know any English words that sounded like that -- so he asked again.

“Rrrrrrrb,” the clerk said again in an undecipherable British accent.

Chris still couldn’t quite make out what the clerk said, but he assumed his weak English was at fault.

Since Chris had never before heard of any type of English food that sounded like that, he decided to try it.

“I’ll take nine pence worth of that “Rrrrrrrb,” Chris told the clerk in his halting schoolboy English.

His friend Wolfgang came over to Chris at the counter.

Wolfgang, who spoke English better than Chris, was laughing and shaking his head.

“You just ordered nine pence worth of ‘rubbish’.”

Everyone laughed.


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