priest-rabbi-lawyer joke

Do you know how to translate this idiom in french ?
Two lawyers, a man and a woman, who hate each other, have to write a flattering speech for their boss. The man wrote a speech entirely on his own. The woman wrote a speech with ideas of both of them.
Man : You wrote you own draft, huh ?
Woman : I did. But unlike you, I actually included some of your material.
Man : Priest-rabbi-lawyer joke ?
Woman : Couldn't have deleted it faster. (I don't understand her answer, either).

Has is something to do with this following joke ?

A hindu priest, rabbi and a lawyer were driving down the road, when the car breaks down. Fortunately finding a farmhouse nearby, the farmer informed them that he had only one spare room, and that it had only two twin beds.
They were welcome to it, but one of them had to sleep in the barn. After much discussion, the hindu volunteered to go to the barn. A few moments later, a knock on the bedroom door, and the hidu explained that there was a cow in the barn, and cows are sacred and he could not possibly sleep in the barn with a cow.

Annoyed, the rabbi volunteered. A few moments later, a knock on the door. The rabbi explained that there was a pig in the barn and that he, being very orthodox, could not possibly spend the evening in the barn with the origin of pork.
Finally the lawyer said that he would go to the barn. A few moments later there was a knock on the door. It was the cow and the pig!!!
  • no_cre0

    Senior Member
    American English
    I would say that it has nothing to do with that. Jokes about priests, rabbis, and lawyers are very common in the United States (probably less so in other Anglophone countries)


    Moderando ma non troppo (French-English, CC Mod)
    I couldn't have deleted it faster = I deleted it immediately - Je l'ai tout de suite effacée (elle n'a pas gardé la blague proposée par son collègue)

    It is very fashionable to hate lawyers in the US--they make lots of money out of people's fears and problems in life--and there are lots of jokes whose punchline puts them down.

    (The pig and the cow were upset to have to stay in their barn with a lawyer.)
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