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Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri May 7 05:05:58 CEST 2010

On May 6, 2010, at 8:51 PM, David Derbes wrote:

> On May 6, 2010, at 7:43 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On May 6, 2010, at 7:09 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>>> I have not received a single posting in five days.
>>> What went wrong?
>>> GG
>> Howdy,
>> Apparently everything is just perfect and no-one is having  
>> problems! :-)
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> My father, a Creole of New Orleans, often told this joke. A young  
> boy was born to a proud but impoverished Cajun family in Bayou  
> Lafourche. He seemed healthy and happy, but never spoke a word.  
> Finally, at Thanksgiving dinner when he was seven years old, he put  
> down a piece of bread, looked at his family around the table, and  
> announced solemnly: "This bread is burnt." His mother fainted. The  
> family was astonished. A Thanksgiving miracle! "Son," asked his  
> father, "you can speak?!" "Sure, Dad." "Why you don't say nothin'  
> till now?!" The boy looked at his father with a mixture of pity and  
> regret, "Well, Dad, up till now, everything been hokay!"

In the version I heard in Britain, the son was twenty-eight years old  
when he spoke, at tea, for the first time thus: "Would you pass me  
the sugar?"


P.S. I never heard a French equivalent. 

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