Monday, April 22, 2013


Friend Sylvia caught a shot of this little fellow who has just reappeared in her garden in the south of France, inspiring the publication today of a French joke. It admittedly loses something in the translation:

Que dit la maman grenouille a son petit qui revient à une heure tardive?  -- Dis donc, t'es tard! 

What did the mother frog say to its youngster who was tardy in returning home? Say, you're late!

une grenouille:  a frog
un têtard:  a tadpole, pollywog

Explanation for those who didn't get it:  "T'es tard" is a slurring of "tu est en retard," i.e., you're late; it sounds like the French word for tadpole, "têtard."

©2013 P.B. Lecron

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