plus on est de fou, plus on rit

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by SmileYall, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. SmileYall Junior Member

    English - United States, Mandarin - Taiwan
    Je sais qu'on puisse dire, "plus on est de fou, moins il y a de riz"

    more we are crazy, more we laugh? more we are crazy, the less rice there is?

    I can guess the literal meaning, but I don't really know what it is about?
  2. tite_abeie Senior Member

    Belgium - French
    there is the idioms "plus on est de fous, plus on rit" which is translated by "the more the merrier".
    In this case, there is a pun in French (rit-->riz) but the meaning is just if there are more people, there will be less to eat..

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