https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

I told my friend this joke. She loved it, and insisted I put it on here:

Three cats had a race across a pond. There was an Italian cat called "Uno Due Tre", and English cat called "One Two Three" and a French cat called "Un Deux Trois." The English cat won, the Italian cat came second and the French cat appeared to be missing. Why?


Because the Un Deux Trois Quatre Cinq...

July 27, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sean405747

Took me a couple moments to figure it out. Very funny! Reminds me of the joke where 6 is afraid of 7 because 7 8 9.

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ariadna_.Herron

XD

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ArpsTnd

Took me some minutes to understand it.

Edit: For those who still don't get it. "Un deux trois" quatre ("quatre" is pronounced like "cat", meaning that the cat that said "un deux trois") cinq (sounds like "sank"). Therefore, it sounds like "un deux trois cat sank"

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Semeltin

I got it after some thinking but the main problem with this joke is that the r in quatre is not supposed to be silent.

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

I know - I've been learning French for a while now. As a beginner, I was taught to pronounce it 'cat,' but when I got a bit older I was taught differently.

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchByte

It sounds like "un deux trois catr sank" to me.

August 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ZachBaker8

Oh, and you explained the joke. All the fun is gone from it now. :(

July 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ariadna_.Herron

Ohhhhh lmaoooo

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

Pas mal ☺ mais on écrit "cinq"

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

Pardon. Je l'ai édité.

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

Cool ! ou "coule" ! pour rester dans l'ambiance.

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

xD

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ariadna_.Herron

Lmaooooooo

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kokoriconen

Clickbait title

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

Lol

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/drisya101

ha ha...its actually kind of nice once you understand it... I love your other jokes as well and thank you for the comment on my other post about my jokes.merci:)

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

I did some other French jokes inspired by the ones I saw on your post :)

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tardusbubulcus

I was talking to some French boys in a village and they were laughing about their English lessons. They particularly enjoyed asking their teacher "Boite a musique?", to which she would reply in English "it is three o-clock". I still can't get it into my head that "Boite a musique" could sound anything like "What time is it?"

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisVaugh13

Ah - because of liaisons.

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

Boi-tam=us-ique? Is how I would say it, I think. I sort of see it...

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost

I thought that "What time is it?" is "Quelle heure est-il?" . . . wait, doesn't "Boite a musique?" mean "Music box?"

July 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

Yes. The teacher was English, so, 'What time is it?' (in English) sounds like, 'Boite a musique' (in French).

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisVaugh13

Tres drole XD

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisVaugh13

This is all making me think of the Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. His phony French accent was hilarious. "Does your dog bite", and "It's a bomb" spring to mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnXtuktNdlM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P2ERa5beGw

I loved Get Smart when I was a kid, and there was a great line. The hero was trying to seduce a girl, and she said, "Je t'adore." He answered, "Why, is it open?"

Okay - I'm geezing - time for bed at the old folks' home :)

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

xD

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Harmony2006

very funny joke!

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/maureenrush

Must remember that one

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

I'm not sure who downvoted this, I don't understand why they did.

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sie00

I understood instantly

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AerialSN1PER

Heard that one before but still funny

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Itslydiabro

lol that is so funny

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lemacaron

I love it! Very punny! :D

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_Calyspo_

OOOOOH

July 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MissClawful

C'était drôle, mignon.

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

Merci! I have no idea who downvoted this and no idea why they did it

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ariadna_.Herron

Huh?????

July 27, 2018
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