C’est Toto qui est à l’école.

C’est Toto qui est à l’école.

say toe-toe kee ay tah lay-KULL. Click to hear this!

So, Toto is at school.

How to tell a joke in French:

Jokes are often accompanied by lots of gestures. As a result, some of the normal grammatical syntax disappears, especially the “he said-she said” variety. The first word is often c’est, which sets the scene, like saying there’s a rabbi and a priest… in an English joke. Toto is a common character in French story-jokes. Most of the time he’s a little boy, about eight years old.

Here are a joke and three riddles to get you started. They were posted on a French joke website, mostly by adolescents. I have ccorrected the grammar and spelling but tried to keep the typical joke syntax:

1. C’est Toto qui est à l’école. La maîtresse lui demande de conjuguer le verbe “marcher” au présent.

Toto commence : – Je marche … tu marches … il marche …

La maîtresse : – Plus vite, Toto !

Alors Toto dit : – Je cours, tu cours, il court …

2. Pourquoi les fleuves débordent-ils, mais pas la mer ?
– Parce que dans la mer, il y a des éponges.

3. Pourquoi les flamands roses lèvent-ils une patte quand ils dorment ?
Parce que s’ils levaient les deux, ils se casseraient la gueule.

4. Que dit le comte Dracula après avoir saigné une jolie créature ?
– Merci, beau cou !

And yes, people do write LOL in French!

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