Impossible? Impensable!

Today’s quote is a pun taken on the website FoozineIn order to understand it, you have to know the the French are very heavily taxed, that France, in fact, has a “higher tax burden than any other country in the Euro zone” .

impossible imposable


imposable: taxable

impôt (masc.): income tax

impensable: unthinkable 

tandis que: whereas

l’est: is (it)

English grammar would skip the “it” (l’est) altogether.  the sentence would be translated as such:

… tandis qu’imposable l’est totalement.
… whereas the word ‘taxable’ totally is. 


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