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April Fool's Day in France

On April Fool's Day in France, there's a prank involving a paper fish. Basically, it's a very popular prank to take a paper fish and try and tape it on someone's back without them noticing. Learned this today and thought I'd share. :)

4 years ago

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I posted the article " Poisson d'avril" to the immersion page. Fun times! https://www.duolingo.com/translation/3093859ff33a0295ebc52308f5a148e5

4 years ago

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Can you link to it?

4 years ago

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I got a very nice fish upon my back, it was noted "Magicarpe utilise Trempette" or "Magikarp use splash", it got a good laugh :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan.Huggins

When I used to live in France, I taught English at an elementary school near Paris. I didn't know about this prank until I had a couple of paper fish taped to my back on April 1! That's one way to learn about cultural differences. The kids were laughing and saying "poisson d'avril".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FonmaEssie

That thing was so annoying, someone wanted to do it to me,I literally ran.

4 years ago

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My friend tried to do it to me, but she wasn't very subtle and I felt it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lumo_e
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It's done in Italy as well; it's indeed called "Pesce d'aprile"(April's fish).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1066195242

i have to try this

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmkhallad

Cool

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmkhallad

I did it to my friend and it worked !!!!!! Everyone laughed at him in the cafeteria and that's when I said April fools!!! He hit me after that but it was still worth it

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IloveBooks2

This is so awesome! I'll have to try it!!!

4 years ago

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Canadian:

When I was a kid, a variation of this was to stick a piece of paper onto someone's back, with the words "Kick Me" written on it.
When I was in high school, one April Fool's Day in Social Studies class, a bunch of kids had gotten into the room and messed up everything. The teacher spent most of the class time cleaning it up. Then he picked up a piece of paper out of the garbage and said to the class, "This paper has the names of the kids who were responsible for this mess. They all have to go to the office to see the principal" and the kids got scared. Then he laughed and yelled "April Fool!" to them.

4 years ago

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