"What does it say?" I asked.
"Oh, it's very bad."
"Yeah? What does it say?"
She blushed a little. "I can't say it."
Now I was curious. Back in the U.S.A. Ernie was good for positive messages like, you can sleep in the same room as another man as long as you're both very tidy and carry your own condiments. "You can't say it at all or you don't know the English?"
"I don't know the English?" She was still laughing obviously embarrassed.
"What word is it like?"
"It says, 'no pfuuuu pfuuuu.' It's like if you say pfuuuuu pfuuuuuu too loudly."
"You know, pfuuuuu pfuuuuu."
Just then Cookie Monster explained it all to me:
|Cookie Monster Explains it all for you|
Oh, that no pfuuuuu pfuuuuu! Some things just don't translate.