When Charles deGaulle decided to retire from public life, the
British ambassador and his wife threw a gala dinner party in his
honor. At the dinner table, the Ambassador's wife was talking with
Madame deGaulle: "Your husband has been such a prominent public
figure, such a presence on the French and international scene for so
many years! How quiet retirement will seem in comparison. What are you
most looking forward to in these retirement years?"
"A penis," replied Madame deGaulle.
A huge hush fell over the table. Everyone heard her answer... and no
one knew what to say next.
Le Grand Charles leaned over to his wife and said, "Ma cherie, I
believe ze English pronounce zat word, 'appiness!'"