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看看电视影集 “As in a Looking Glass” 中,这个男孩如何捉弄他的祖父

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四月一日愚人节 (Fools’ Day)

你有没有捉弄过别人,然后当那个人被你捉弄后,你才跟他说:「愚人节快乐!」41日是所谓的4月愚人节,虽然没有人知道这个节日的真正由来为何,但是这是一个捉弄别人的大好机会:只要这个捉弄不会伤人就好。4月愚人节让每个人都有机会能够成为「傻子」。在法国,被捉弄的人通常被称为「4月的鱼」 (poisson d’avrilApril Fish) ;在苏格兰,被愚弄的人则被称为「布谷鸟」 (Gowk) ,那是呆子的象征。


Have you ever played a joke on someone and then, just when that person has fallen for it, said "April Fools!"? April 1 is known as April Fools' Day, and, although no one really knows how the holiday began, it's a great chance to play a joke on someone--as long as the joke is harmless. April Fools' Day gives everyone a chance to play "the fool." In France the fooled person is called poisson d'avril ("April fish"), and in Scotland the person is called a gowk (cuckoo), the symbol of a simpleton.

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VIDEO CREDIT: Armitage, F.S., camera. "As In a Looking Glass." American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., 1903. Variety Stage Motion Pictures, The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920, American Memory collections, Library of Congress.