Saturday, November 04, 2017

Dolphin Humor

"There's none so blind as those who will not hear."



At 1:06 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

The first pun I ever learned in French was:

"C'est assez!" dit la baleine.

It's apparently part of a larger string of puns, but what you see above is all my French Papa taught me. The "c'est assez!" (that's enough!) sounds like "cétacé," i.e., (a) cetacean. You've doubtless already figured out that "baleine" is related to our word "baleen," so "la baleine" is a whale.

Et voilà: some cetacean humor in French for you.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I once came up with a bit of humor in German:

"Ich bringe alles zusammen . . . um!"

"I'll bring everything together" becomes - with the added "um" - "I'll kill everything together!"

I'm not sure this works grammatically, but it got a few laughs.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:24 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

And this is why we love language.

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Because we are strange . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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