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Monsieur et Madame Chemonfils ont un garçon - comment s'appelle-t-il?. Thierry.

English translation of Monsieur et Madame Chemonfils ont un garçon - comment s'appelle-t-il?. Thierry.

Mr. and Mrs. Chemonfils have a boy - what's his name? Thierry.

The joke is a play on words. In French, when the boy's name is pronounced, Thierry, it sounds like 'tire' - pronounced 'tear ee', which when combined with his last name Chemonfils, sounds like 'chemin fils'. Put together, 'Chemonfils Thierry' sounds like 'chemin de fer' in French, which translates to 'railway' in English. So, the joke is essentially a pun, with the punchline being the creation of a different word or phrase through pronunciation.

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