Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Government Health Warning....

The conclusions from recent epidemiological studies have revealed that:

1. The Japanese eat little fat and have fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans,

2. However, the French eat a lot of fat and still have fewer heart attacks than the British and Americans.

3. The Japanese drink less red wine and have fewer heart attacks than the British and Americans.

4. The French drink lots of red wine and also have fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

5. Conclusion: eat and drink what you like. It's speaking English which will kill you.

A friend sent me this little number to show my English pupils. Not a chance....

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It can't be said too often, Angela. Association does not prove causation. I could give boring examples from my statistics textbook, but this one off the Internet makes the point much better:

Apparently this is a true story,....

And it could only happen in Glasgow...

Bono is at a U2 concert in Glasgow when he asks the audience for some quiet.

Then in the silence, he starts to slowly clap his hands.

Holding the audience in total silence, he says into the microphone... "Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies."

A voice from near the front pierces the silence...

"Well, f***ing stop it then!"

tut-tut said...

Ha! very good. Now if only I were able to speak French or Japanese . . .

Kari said...

Hilarious. I just found your site through NaBloPoMo, and I'm going to be coming back often. Thanks for the laugh.

I think it's time I learn a second language as well.

Run Around Paris said...

Bonjour! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm looking forward to reading yours as well and maybe sharing more book reviews ;)

b/sistersshoes said...

HA! laughter is good medicine

thank you love,
xox darlene

Micah said...

this is too funny!
I'll stick to whiskey and fine women, that combination can't kill me!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I love this, Angela! C'est merveiulleux. Maintenant, je parle le francais seulement et je bois beaucoup de vin rouge aussi!

Anonymous said...

This gives me a reason to speak more French.
I think I'll have another glass of red while I ponder this...

Pam said...

I'm going to share this with my French teacher...over a bottle of red, of course! Cheers!

Open Grove Claudia said...

Thank you for freeing my diet! HURRAY! I can finally eat all I want.

Although learning another language is a bitch....

bcinfrance said...

I've had this joke for a long time and HAVE used it with my students -- they love it!