Monday, March 12, 2007
April Fools' Day - A Fool's Dictionary!
Apart from yelling 'April Fool' to your unsuspecting victim and playing pranks on all and sundry, there are other aspects to the term 'Fool'. Take a look at what I found from here, to know more about... 'what it is to be a fool'!

April Fool: A person successfully tricked on 1st April.

Fool: A person who acts unwisely or imprudently, a stupid person, a jester/clown. One who acts in a joking/teasing way.

Fool's Cap: A cap with bells attached worn by jesters.

Act the Fool: Behave in a silly way.

Fool's Errand: A fruitless venture.

Fool's Gold: Iron pyrites, often mistaken for gold.

Fool's Paradise: Happiness founded on a illusion.

Fool's Parsley: A species of hemlock resembling parsley.

Playing the Fool: To act like the idiot or foolishly.

Tomfoolery: Foolish behaviour, nonsence.

Trompe-l'oeil: A still-life painting, designed to give a illusion of reality. Literally 'deceives the eye'.

Foolery: Foolish behaviour/a foolish act.

Foolhardy: Rashly or foolishly bold, reckless.

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posted by Gerry at Monday, March 12, 2007 ¤ Permalink ¤