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The sardine is laughing

I have very little time and energy at the moment, so there is another one from the archives. The name of a house in french northern Catalunya. It is a word play,’la sardine rie’ meaning ‘the sardine is laughing’, but ‘la sardinerie’ is a sardine packing factory, therefore no laughing matter for sardines.
Can’t believe I just wrote sardine 5 times in the same sentence!
The house itself was fairly common.

8 responses

  1. That's the problem with puns — because they're based on language, they're not universal. Thanks for the explanation. Because of it, I see the humor.

    And coincidentally, I have a pun for my post today (Friday here already) too.

    I hope your schedule lets up soon. You shouldn't be too stressed so soon after that major surgery.


    October 29, 2010 at 2:41 am

  2. Well if the sardines don't laugh they'll cry!!


    October 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

  3. No tiene garacia para la sardina:)
    Buen detalle¡¡¡¡



    October 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm

  4. A sardine-packing factory? I doubt those sardines were laughing!


    October 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm

  5. Love the intense colours in this beautiful sign!
    And I'm enchanted by your lovely header!


    October 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm

  6. Ha, good one! I only know La vache qui rit, but not laughing sardines.


    October 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm

  7. I'm trying to imagine the sound of a sardine laughing.


    October 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm

  8. This looks like it could be the name of a night club. It has as much appeal as Au Lapin Agile.


    October 28, 2010 at 9:07 am