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CHAT April Fools (Was Re: Has Anyone Heard of This?)

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Friday, April 2, 2004, 2:04
Jan wrote:

<<ROFLMAO! This is a really good one! I admit that hen I was driving home
today I did a lot of thinking about your message (when I should be breeding
a new IB News bit), but the thought of an April 1 joke didn't ever occur to

As long as I amused some, I'm happy.   I, however, did not know about the 
entailment you refer to here, and which John explicates in the following:

John wrote:

<<Some hold (and I think this is the older view) that April Fool's jokes may 
told only until noon: after noon, one may retort with

    April Fool is dead and gone,
    You're the fool and I am none.>>

I'd never heard of this.   I've no doubt it exists, but for some reason it 
wasn't passed down to me.   Even so, mine was right after midnight, so it 
worked.   :)   At any rate, is this a Germanic custom?   Indo-European?   I've 
always been curious.   Is there a website on it somewhere?

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>