POISSON D’AVRIL – APRIL FOOL’S DAY
Nous sommes le 1er avril, et c’est la journée du poisson d’avril.
It is traditionally the day of the year when playing pranks on people is a vital component to the day. En France il faut accrocher un poisson en papier dans le dos des personnes (In France, you must pin a paper fish on the back of people) that we want to prank. The amount of words that the French have to describe a joke is no joke! We decided to share a few with you here:
Une farce – A joke – Faire une farce
Un tour – A joke – Jouer un tour
Canuler – To play a prank
Une blague de potache – a schoolboy prank
Une blagounette – a little joke
Galéjer – to joke
Arrête ton charre – stop your messing
Une blague en carambar – a joke which is in bad taste
Une blague – a joke
Une plaisanterie – a Joke
Une entourloupette – a trick / a ruse
Une facétie – A joke
Une clownerie – an antic/prank
Une attrape – a practical joke or party trick
Once you play your prank, you then shout out “Poisson D’avril” and the person on the receiving end quickly realises that, Il s’est fait avoir – he was caught out or he was had!
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