Friday, April 1, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: A fine line to walk on April Fool's Day

 By Lisa Goudy

Today might be known as the day to play jokes on others, but we have to be careful not to take it too far.

Today is April Fool's Day, the day where some people choose to play practical jokes on our friends, family, schoolmates and colleagues. While it's unknown where the idea came from, an article on Metro in the U.K. stated English pranksters began playing practical jokes on each other on April 1 from at least 1700. Anyone tricked before noon is known as a 'noodle,' 'gob,' 'gobby,' or 'noddy' and that anyone fooling someone after noon is considered a fool.

But what I think we need to remember more than anything is that there is a fine line between being funny by playing a practical joke on someone and being a bully.

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