Friday, March 23, 2012

Preaching in the Nude

PhotobucketThere was a brand new missionary to Quebec and as is often the custom he was asked to introduce himself to the congregation at church. He said 'Bonjour, je m'appelle Elder Smith et je suis 'new'." In his nervousness he had forgotten the French word for new, which is "nouveau" and had unfortunately substituted it with the English word "new." The entire congregation erupted into a tremendous laugh at hearing the Elder say he was "naked."

-David Jarvis


  1. It's one thing to imagine the audience naked, it's another to think you are in front of the audience. Not that was what he was thinking obviously, just saying.

  2. Sorry, with an American accent, when he said "new," it would be "us" not "nude." Nous and nu are 2 different words with different pronunciations.