The Japanese confused, 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, yelled, "What kind of -ese are you. Are you a Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese?"
The Japanese then replied, "Oh, I am aJapanese."
A while later the Japanese turned to the American and asked: What kind of "kee" are you.
The American, frustrated, yelled, "What do you mean what kind of '-kee' am I?
The Japanese said, "Are you a Yankee, Honkee, donkee, or monkee?"