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...
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.
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"
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.
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.
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:)
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?"
I thought that "What time is it?" is "Quelle heure est-il?" . . . wait, doesn't "Boite a musique?" mean "Music box?"
Yes. The teacher was English, so, 'What time is it?' (in English) sounds like, 'Boite a musique' (in French).
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 :)