Et Maintenant

I read in todays Sunday Time probably the best pun ever. It is attributed to the recently deceased journalist, musician, broadcaster and franglais exponent Miles Kington.

He claimed that the French Navy had adopted a new, uplifting call to arms for the greater glory and protection of their nation. In English it reads: “To the water, the hour has come.” And in French: “A l’eau, c’est l’heure.” (Think about it.)


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2 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 15th February 2008

    I must be a bit thick because try as I might I just don’t get!

  • Shooting Parrots 16th February 2008

    It took me a some seconds. You need to say it in an Allo, Allo accent — Allo Saileur!


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