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  • — Baron, how did you find the English?

  • — Very distracting. They have a form of conversation called     humour, which makes everyone laugh a lot.

  • — Humour - is this like esprit?

  • — No, not really.

  • — But then how do you translate it?

  • — Well, I can't. We in France don't have a word for it.

read article here:

The French have jokes, but
do they have a sense of humour?

The Economist, Dec 18th 2003

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