April Fool’s Day over the years

I have never really taken part in April Fool’s jokes, but I like looking at newspapers with my students and trying to figure out which articles were for April Fool’s Day. Once, however, an entire class voted that an article about a $1 million change in logo (from uppercase to lowercase) for the Social Insurance Agency was a joke. Pl ot twist: it wasn’t.

In my small town in South Africa, we do not have an airport. We have a tiny military airstrip that people use for rollerblading! Our local newspaper once reported that the Concorde would be landing there at lunchtime. So many people went there to wait for it. I cannot believe we were so gullible.

Among my favourite Swedish jokes are these two:


And IKEA’s ads are epic!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  1. I posted one year that Gillio were going to do a limited edition Dinosaur Leather planner, a certain person didn’t see the joke so I deleted the post! I’ve not bothered since!

    Except for this morning….

    A surprise announcement that Filofax are going to reopen their own stores in London, New York and Paris…..

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