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Blagues Carambar #19 – French Joke

French joke #19

Quel est le point commun entre un pêcheur et un mannequin?

Ils surveillent leur ligne !

This joke plays on the different possible meanings of the word ligne. While a pêcheur (‘fisherman’) may watch over his fishing line, a mannequin (‘model’) might keep an eye on his or her figure.

Les blagues carambar

The Carambar is a quintessentially French sweet. This chewy caramel candy has almost become a national image of France. In 1961 Carambar began to include jokes so that each sweet came with a riddle inside. These have now become particularly famous for their poor quality. The French have even created the expression ‘les blagues Carambar’ to refer to a bad or childish joke! However they still make the French laugh.

This is an example of a Blague Carambar: Ce matin, j’ai voulu faire une blague sur le Super U, mais elle n’a pas Supermarché !

Do not worry: we have come up with our own ones so that they will not be all that bad! We have decided to explore French jokes a little more and have in fact found that they are often orientated around a product of language. So, each joke will not only brighten your day but also improve your understanding of the French language.

For more French blagues, click HERE.

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