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    Smile Why is "Jacques Strap" laughable?

    Bart is a mischevious 10-year-old. One day, he called a tavern boss Moe. Here's their dialogue by the phone. I am wondering why people had belly laugh when Moe was crying and looking for Jacques Strap. Thanks in advance!

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    Moe: Yeah. Moe's Tavern. Moe speaking.

    Bart: Is jacques there?

    Moe: Who?

    Bart: jacques. Last name Strap.

    Moe: Uh, hold on.

    Moe crying to his customers: Uh, jacques Strap? Hey, guys, I'm lookin' for a jacques Strap.

    All the people in the tavern cracked up laughing.

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    Re: Why is "Jacques Strap" laughable?

    It's a common joke where people use false names that sound like something funny. Here Jacques Strap sounds like "Jock Strap" - or an item of men's underwear.

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    Smile Re: Why is "Jacques Strap" laughable?

    Thankee!

    My treat!

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    Re: Why is "Jacques Strap" laughable?

    A "jock strap" is an athletic supporter.

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    Smile Re: Why is "Jacques Strap" laughable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    A "jock strap" is an athletic supporter.
    You're so nice. I had got it via Wikipedia too.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Why is "Jacques Strap" laughable?

    Note that the joke wouldn't have worked without the indefinite article: "Hey, guys, I'm lookin' for a jacques Strap." This use of 'a' is often used when referring to an unknown person or a possibly misheard name: 'Excuse me, I'm looking for a Paul Raymond, or Raymond Paul, or something.... Do you know of anyone with a name like that?'

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    Smile Re: Why is "Jacques Strap" laughable?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Note that the joke wouldn't have worked without the indefinite article: "Hey, guys, I'm lookin' for a jacques Strap." This use of 'a' is often used when referring to an unknown person or a possibly misheard name: 'Excuse me, I'm looking for a Paul Raymond, or Raymond Paul, or something.... Do you know of anyone with a name like that?'

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    Thank you, BobK.

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    Re: Why is "Jacques Strap" laughable?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    It's a common joke where people use false names that sound like something funny. Here Jacques Strap sounds like "Jock Strap" - or an item of men's underwear.

    Hi there Something similar... our local zoo used to get numerous phone calls asking for Mr C Lion!!

    The joke wears off after the second phone call


    Regards Stilo

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