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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fool's

The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fools' Day.
But why the people call it so,
Nor I, nor they themselves do know.
But on this day are people sent
On purpose for pure merriment."
~Poor Robin's Almanac (1790)~

"The first of April
is the day we remember
what we are the other 364 days of the year."
~By Mark Twain~

April Fool: A person successfully tricked on 1st April.
Fool: A person who acts unwisely or imprudently, a stupid person, a jester/clown. One who acts in a joking/teasing way.
Fool's Cap: A cap with bells attached worn by jesters.
Act the Fool: Behave in a silly way.
Fool's Errand: A fruitless venture.
Fool's Gold: Iron pyrites, often mistaken for gold.
Fool's Paradise: Happiness founded on a illusion.
Fool's Parsley: A species of hemlock resembling parsley.
Playing the Fool: To act like the idiot or foolishly.
Tomfoolery: Foolish behaviour, nonsence.
Trompe-l'oeil: A still-life painting, designed to give a illusion of reality. Literally 'deceives the eye'.
Foolery: Foolish behaviour/a foolish act.
Foolhardy: Rashly or foolishly bold, reckless.

: Why are people so tired on April 1st?
A: Because they just finished a 31-day March

"April 1st can be filled with 'giggles and smiles',
it is okay to have fun.
but don't do things to "hurt" other people.
Treat others as you would want them to treat you
now go and have a bit of harmless fun."

And in the words of my Father, "That's it for Today".

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