French Joke #5

French joke:
Que font deux brosses à dent le 14 juillet ?
Un feu dentifrice !

The punchline of this joke refers to the fireworks that can be seen around France on 14th July, the public holiday Bastille Day (La Fête nationale), which commemorates the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. Instead of making feux d’artifice (fireworks), the joke suggests that toothbrushes may start a feu dentrifice, a fire made of toothpaste!

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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

an image of the fireworks on Bastille Day