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I know what a crayon is but I don't get that reference that I found in a show :
"That is why they sell crayons in boxes of 64."
The man just explained he had a tough decision to take and thinks he took the bad one. He ends with this sentence intended as a joke (The whole passage is ironic).
I feel it is some kind of reference to an old ad or something. If that rings any bell to you...
Thank you!
  • I have never hear this expression but I interpret it to mean that crayons come in boxes of 64 so that if you break some you still have plenty left over. I presume that you know that "crayon" in English doesn' mean the same as crayon in French.
    On a second thought : could it be a pun with Crown aka beer ?
    Or is it a bit far fetched?

    I think it should be interpreted as others have suggested. Crayons come in boxes of 64, so that you have a lot of choices. That is, if you make the wrong choice, then there are 63 other options...