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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The silent 'H' in French

This is apparently a true but hilarious story.

Aaah, zese French.......zey give you a run for your money!

When Charles De Gaulle decided to retire from public life, the American
ambassador and his wife threw a gala dinner party in his honor.

At the dinner table the Ambassador's wife was talking with Madame De

"Your husband has been such a prominent public figure, such a presence on
the French and International scene for so many years! How quiet retirement
will seem in comparison. What are you most looking forward to in these
retirement years?"

"A penis," replied Madame De Gaulle.

A huge hush fell over the table. Everyone heard her answer...and no one
what to say next. Finally, Le Grand Charles leaned over to his wife and
said, "Ma cherie, I believe zee Americans pronounce zat word, 'appiness."

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