There is a joke in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly talking about the main character being a heavy breather when he cannot speak to the phone. What's funny about that?

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    Could you add little more info like, approximate time where scene occurred, joke said by whom? the nurses or some other person? Feb 5, 2015 at 11:17

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The joke comes from "heavy breather". See this definition from thefreedictionary:

an anonymous telephone caller who imitates such sounds, as being suggestive of sexual excitement

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