Sunday, April 1, 2012

Poisson d'Avril

In France today, April 1st is called Poisson d'Avril, which means April Fish. Children tape paper fish to their friends' backs and when the young "fool" finds out, the prankster yells "Poisson d'Avril!" In England, tricks can only be played in the morning. If a trick is played on you, you are a "noodle." In Scotland, you are called an "April gowk," which is another name for a cuckoo bird. In Portugal, April Fools' is celebrated on the Sunday and Monday before Lent. Pranksters usually throw flour at their friends.


I Love holidays that span countries and interpretations that range so widely. And here in America I was thrilled to be a target of some advertising pranks today. This one above truly made me LOL! I really sat there for a moment thinking about the marketing, the round tables, and the demographic that they were trying to appeal to, before clicking and seeing that I was made a FOOl of. Well done Benefit!

Were you a fool today? Any good jokes or pranks?

Ohh...and Have you noticed? To the left there... Sponsors! It's not a trick...those are some super duper fab and talented gals! Go and visit them...make some new friends!

xo Jenny

5 comments:

  1. Loved this post. I'm gunna April Fish the crap out of people next year!!

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  2. Hello Jenny

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  3. hahaha... heck yeah!!! We should all April fish the crap outta people next year! :)

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  4. Thanks bunches @vivid! So happy to be connected!! Hooray for finding awesome peeps in blogland!!

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  5. I knew you weren't English because I have never, ever heard of someone being called a "noodle" on April Fool's Day. It's funny how some facts get passed along when they're not really facts at all!

    Becky
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