Blagues Carambar #18
French Joke #18
Que se fait un Schtroumpf quand il tombe ?
Un bleu !
In French, the word Schtroumpf is a Smurf. So what happens when a Smurf falls? He goes bleu, which translates to both “blue” (like the colour of Smurfs) and “a bruise”!
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.