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From: ##Da Gorf <>
Subject: Re: Lena og Ole
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 07:53:37 -0500 (EST)


Ingrid,

A major manufacturer of motorhomes in the USA is "Winnebago."
Pronunciation is very close to Lena's "Win A Bagel." They're very nice
motorhomes, by the way. Dad has one. (He also has a Southwind Eagle for
sale if anyone's interested.)

John

John Rich
Knoxville, Tennessee USA


On Sun, 28 Mar 1999, Ingrid Kjonnoy wrote:

> Could one or two persons please explain the point of this joke to an
> ignorant Norwegian, me? Is it that Lena pronounces "want" as if it was
> "won"?
>
> Ingrid
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >>Lena went to a restaurant, buys coffee and sits down to drink it. She
> looks
> >>on the side of the cup and finds a peal off prize. She pulls off the tab
> and
> >>yells, "I WON! I WON! I Won a motor home: I WON a motor home!"
> >>
> >>The waitress runs over and says, "That's impossible. The biggest prize
> given
> >>away was a mini van!"
> >>
> >>Lena replied, "No. I WON a motor home, I WON a motor home!"
> >>
> >>By this time the manager came over to the table and says, "You couldn't
> >>possibly have won a motor home because we didn't have that as a prize!"
> >>
> >>Again, Lena said "No, no mistake, I WON a motor home, I WON a motor home!"
> >>
> >>Lena handed the prize ticket to the manager and he read "Win A Bagel."
> >>
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