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John
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April Fool's Day

April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is an annual celebration commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes in the UK. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting "April fool(s)" at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in every country. Little is known about the origins of this tradition.

What are some memorable pranks you have played on your friends?!

Mar 31, 2019 7:41 PM
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No reply to the question above. But did you know that italki is going to employ a moderator in order to give the discussions more structure and quality? The moderator is going to be a well-paid volunteer who has a lot of experience in teaching, writing, and entertaining. It will happen as of April 2nd. Unfortunately, they didn't mention the year in which this is going to happen. :-)

April 1, 2019
 I believe that many, many years ago this day was more fun than these days. In the morning I told my mother that there was a little spider running on her shoulder. She fell for it. I did the same to my cousin sister's young son and to her husband. They also believed I was serious. The world is really changing, not in a good way. It's full of worries and problems. We start forgetting what the good humour is.
April 1, 2019
Ali, you're right. And exactly on the day when hell freezes over.
April 1, 2019
... or the day when pigs fly?
April 1, 2019
Ali! Wrong date! Everyone knows that it'll be on Sankt Nimmerleinstag, the day the cows come home.

But that was a good one! You had me for a second.

April 1, 2019
John
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