Silly bilingual joke: Theft in Paris

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van.However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, “Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings. I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.”See if you have De Gaulle to send this on to someone else. I sent it to you because I figured I had nothing Toulouse!

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3 Responses to Silly bilingual joke: Theft in Paris

  1. Steph says:

    This is really funny. I love it!!!

    It reminds me of the book: “Mots d’Heures: Gousses, Rames” which I had as a kid. It is Mother Goose Rhymes written in nonsensical french which reads like english. My step-grandmother gave it to me with the inscription ” Pas de lieu Rhone que nous!” (Paddle your own canoe!)


  2. maxdaddy says:

    This reminds me, all too appropriately, of the first plaisanterie bilingue I can remember. Napoleon is on a battlefield. One of his adjutants awaits the Emperor’s orders about what to do with some newly-taken prisoners. The adjutant and the Emperor speak. The adjutant withdraws. Soon the Emperor hears gunfire, and runs from his tent. “What are you doing, you fool?” he says to the adjutant, who is surrounded by a pile of bodies. “N’est-ce que vous m’avez dit de massacrer tous?” “Espèce d’idiot. J’ai un rhume. Je vous ai dit, ‘Mon sacré toux!'” A sixth-grader joke. Beats your fourth-grader joke.


  3. Susan says:

    I hate to play the teacher role but “toux” is feminine so the blague would have been “Ma sacrée toux!” That actually comes out better since it equals “massacrer tout,” n’est-ce pas?


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