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 Madame?"
"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,
"Mon cherie, I believe ze English pronounce zat word, ... 'appiness!'"