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  1. ratfink New Member

    memphis, tn
    USA English
    I speak english and will soon be making a speech in France to a mixed audience of Americans and Frechman(women), about 30 in total. I would like to include in my Power Point talk a few jokes or "funnies" that the French will understand (and hopefully laugh at) :D while keeping the English speaking folks wondering :confused: .

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Addyblue

    Addyblue Senior Member

    Toulouse, France
    France, French native speaker
    You just have to find some with puns in French, I guess... or about the place where you'll make your speech (if the French audience is local)...
    Do they have to be about a topic in particular?
    Try searching in Google with "blagues" + "jeux de mots" and you might find what you're looking for.
     
  3. JohninVirginia Senior Member

    USA/ English
    Hi, I just found this forum and I know this reply is too late for you, but others might enjoy... It mixes English and French for a little jeu-de mots.

    Did you hear about the French chef who made his omelettes with only one egg? "After all", he sais, "One egg is un oeuf!"...

    John in Virginia
     
  4. Jabote Senior Member

    Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
    French from France
    Good one john ! Say hello to Virginia for me, will you ?! ;o)))))
     
  5. JohninVirginia Senior Member

    USA/ English
    I just realized that my wife Betsy might not like my screen name here... but please allow me to clarify... Virginia is the state of the USA in which I live!!

    :>
    John in Virginia
     
  6. i does not understand this joke ?
    Can you explain it to me please.
     
  7. Jabote Senior Member

    Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
    French from France
    erm.... I guessed that much john... ;o)))
     
  8. Jabote Senior Member

    Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
    French from France
    It is a question of pronunciation... "un oeuf" sounds like "enough" pronounced with a French accent...
     
  9. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    England
    English (England)
    My dad makes that joke - every - bloody - time - he cooks anything with eggs in it:eek: .

    Superromu, say "un oeuf" to yourself in that sentence, imagining you are an English speaker and that you are saying a single English word. What word does it sound like, that makes sense in the English sentence?

    Give it a go, if you still don't get it then reply and I'll tell you the answer.:D

    Edit - oh Jabote, you told him!!:p
     
  10. JohninVirginia Senior Member

    USA/ English
    In English, the sentence "One egg is enough" sounds the same as "One egg is un oeuf",

    Or, "Ça suffit" en français.

    It requires speaking 2 languages in the same sentence, a little confusing, I know, but cute I think.
     
  11. JohninVirginia Senior Member

    USA/ English
     
  12. Jabote Senior Member

    Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
    French from France
    Sorry tim, I already spoiled the punch... ;o)))
     
  13. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    England
    English (England)
     
  14. Jabote Senior Member

    Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
    French from France
     
  15. fetchezlavache

    fetchezlavache Senior Member

    metz, france
    france
     
  16. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    England
    English (England)
     
  17. oki thanks for the explanation
    funny joke indeed :)
     
  18. Cath.S.

    Cath.S. Senior Member

    Bretagne, France
    français de France
    When is Gary not Gary ? When he's Ajar.
    Bon, je sors !:D
     

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