Funny French story – The imaginary grater

Laughing faces drawn in pencilA funny story to start your Sunday with a smile! The following events happened to one of my friends, Bernadette.

Wanting to purchase a hand-held grater, she went to a small local hardware shop which was run by two elderly ladies.

Before going any further I will tell you that the French term for “grater” is “râpe à carrottes” (pronounced “RAP”).

So, not remembering what the English word was for this kitchen accessory, she decided to describe the item instead.

So, she made energetic back-and-forth gestures with one hand, pretending she was grating a carrot, while holding the imaginary grater with the other hand, and said in front the two horrified ladies:

“You know, something to rape carrots”.

:-)

 

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