Two wildly unrelated quotes -- de Gaulle & Coca-Cola
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 96 20:46:33 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Two wildly unrelated quotes -- de Gaulle & Coca-Cola
Heard at a French dinner party at the time of General de Gaulle's retirement,
as quoted in Robert Morley's "Book of Bricks"
Dorothy Macmillan: What are you looking forward to now?
Madame de Gaulle: A penis.
General de Gaulle: My dear, I think the English don't pronounce the word
quite like that. It's not "a penis" but "appiness".
Forwarded-by: Fun_People 3/22/93
When Coca-Cola first shipped to China, they named the product something that
when pronounced sounded like "Coca-Cola." The only problem was that the
characters used meant "Bite the wax tadpole." They later changed to a set
of characters that mean "Happiness in the mouth."
[Don't try that in France... -psl]
© 1996 Peter Langston