My 'jeu de mots' became celebrated, and the marshal honoured me with a very gracious welcome.
The audience thereupon exclaimed, "Languille crie avant qu'on l'corche;" and hence the "jeu de mots," and the proverb.
Here, as in so many other cases, difference of idiom destroys a jeu de mots.
A warning to all makers of puns and jeu de mots to know their tools.
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