Double Entendre – REVISTED

Part 1: Double Entendre
Posted on April 5, 2011 by emanita01

A French acquaintance sent me this beautiful image.

The line above it read: “TOO CUTE. You must read the text under the photo.”

As I enjoyed the beauty of the image, I scrolled down to see the accompanying text.

It was a “joke”, in French as well, about conjugating the verb to multiply (“se multiplier”).

The joke, light-hearted enough, goes like this:

I’M SURE THAT IN OUR SCHOOLS, NO ONE KNEW THIS TENSE!

The teacher asks the student to find the conjugated verb tenses used in the following sentence:

“They had not wanted to have children, but they had six.”

The student replies: “It’s the imperfect condom. “

Deep within something stirred against the association of such a beautiful photo and this particular “joke”.

Surely it wasn’t owing to déjà vu. No, more likely a suspicion of double entendre.

Post note: I’m going to decide that the person who sent this “joke” didn’t see what possible offense it could hold for me. After all, innocent before proven guilty, she is of a different hue.

Part 2: Double Entendre-Revisited

Almost two weeks later, the above incident comes to mind…and it sill bothers me.
So, I got on the net to find the ORIGINAL story that goes with this photo.

Now, happily, I’m happy!
For the beauty of the story
I discovered matches
the beauty of the photo.

Read on:

It’s all about A “L’il Positivity” On The Come Up:…

It was a picture that said a thousand words. And one woman believed it was worth several hundred thousand. Oprah Winfrey today gave the McGhee family and their miracle sextuplets $250,000 credit at Walmart as well as a honeymoon in Las Vegas – despite the fact the couple got married 11 years ago.

Rozonno and Mia McGhee and their sextuplets – Olivia, Madison, Rozonno Jr, Josiah, Elijah and Isaac – appeared on the show today after they became an internet sensation when Mia posted a family photo on her Facebook page. As well as millions of other people all over the world, it attracted the attention of Oprah who thought: ‘I love that picture, I have to meet them.’

The McGhees are the first in Columus to have sextuplets and they said their case was very different from so-called Octomom Nadya Suleman.

Suleman was overwhelmed with financial help after her story of eight miracle babies was publicised. But for the McGhees, very few people came forward to give them the financial help they needed.

On the show, the couple told the chat-show queen how difficult and expensive it is raising the six babies and revealed they go through 50 diapers and 30 bottles a day. The couple, who are both from impoverished backgrounds, started dating when they were in high school and married when they were 18 and 19 years old. They were determined to create the kind of family they never had….”

Click here to read the complete article.

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About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Brookline, Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and a dramatized poem.
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2 Responses to Double Entendre – REVISTED

  1. OptyMyst says:

    That is the most creative family photo I have ever seen. Each person looks content. Love it.

    • emanita01 says:

      Isn’t it great! That’s why I wasn’t settled until I found out what was the real story. As with one of RoughWaterJohn’s posts, now the story and the photo are perfectly matched 😀

      And the beauty that emanates from the image merits the real story being shared versus the “joke”.

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