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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Can you contribute to "Funny French Friday"?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (30552points) October 12th, 2012

I beg forgiveness from our members on the other side of the International Date Line where it’s already Saturday.

Do you have any jokes involving French language, about the French, their culture, or lives? Anything Frenchified?

I give you this.

This is meant to be funny, jellies. Can we keep it lighthearted? If it gets mean spirited, I’ll flag the question myself.


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Coloma's avatar

I’m afraid I am fresh out of french jokes, unless knowing a horse named ” Buckette” and a wiener dog named Pierre counts. I did date a Belgian guy once named Andre and one of my neigh-bors is a Belgian draft horse. That’s all I’ve got. Oh wait, I did have berry pie a la mode last night and I love french bread, I might become an old baguette lady. lol

bookish1's avatar

John was working on a farm in France for a study abroad. One of his fellow students decided to play a trick on him. He told John to go ask for a “seau d’eau misé.” Because John wasn’t so good with his past participles, he didn’t realize that he was being asked to go fetch…. a sodomite.

I swear, it’s funny. I am just really bad at telling jokes!

OK, here’s another one. I just made it up myself.

How do you say “flakey” in French?
I’ll tell you very soon.

reijinni's avatar

I knew of a French joke once, but he was voted out of office.

Sunny2's avatar

Old joke with French flavor:

George W Bush was having breakfast with Dick Cheney. Mr. Cheney asked the waitress for scramble eggs and toast. Mr. Bush, looking over the menu, said, “I ‘d like a quickie.” The waitress was furious. “Mr. President that is so rude! You are worse than Mr.Clinton!” and she flounced out of the room.
Mr. Cheney said, “Uh, George. That’s quiche.”

Coloma's avatar

^^^ LOL

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Sunny2's avatar

What do you call this?

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

a field of huit

Berserker's avatar

@bookish1 LOL that was hilarious, cool word game. :D

janbb's avatar

May wee.

bookish1's avatar

@Symbeline : Hah, thanks, glad someone enjoyed it ;)

zenvelo's avatar

Why do the French only get one egg at breakfast? Because in France one egg is un oeuf. (say it out loud).

In France, were do you go pee at night when the light’s out? Jeanne d’Arc (john dark)

What’s the French word for ‘lawn mower’? Coup de grace.

gailcalled's avatar

My 11th grade French teacher used to tell the story of her missing a bus in Paris. She said that you don’t shout, “Arretez. Je suis gauche derrière.” This was an example of why not to use “un mot à mot” translation.

There are also the classic howlers related to sailor (un matelot) and mattress (un matelas.)

I do not get the “un oeuf” joke. Sorry. Please explain.

gailcalled's avatar

@janbb: Ah. It’s a stretch. Or, C’est un limo.

bookish1's avatar

@gailcalled : If it’s singular, you pronounce the “f” in “oeuf,” but if it’s plural, you don’t pronounce it. I’m not really sure why!

Berserker's avatar

Lol, un oeuf; 1, 9.

the best I can do on an undrunken Friday night.

gailcalled's avatar

@bookish1: I know. Either way, it’s un limo.

How about un oeil and les yeux? Or mur vs. mûr_?
Part of the indiocyncrasy of language, I guess.

zenvelo's avatar

@gailcalled It’s like “cow” and “kine”.

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