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7 Mar
Two wildly unrelated quotes -- de Gaulle & Coca-Cola

Date: Thu, 7 Mar 96 20:46:33 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
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.

	(shocked silence)

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]

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