Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
A fool: An imbecile; a victim of a trick or embarrassment.
To fool (somebody): To trick or deceive.
April Fools: A day for tricks and pranks.
To fool around: To joke; to waste time; to engage in casual sexual contact.
A fool for love. Falls in love easily. Looking for more than just fooling around.
A fool’s errand: A pointless task.
A foolish timeline part I
April 1: April Fools Day. Better to be a fool for a day than a schmuck for a lifetime.
April 13: US, UK and France launch missiles at Syria. War makes fools of us all.
April 19: In Cuba, Raul resigns. First non-Castro in power since 1959. No fooling!
April 20: International Cannabis Day. Should have scheduled this before the missiles, bro.
A foolish timeline part II
April 24: Macron and Trump exchange homoerotic handshakes, and possibly fool around a bit.
April 27: North and South Korea begin historic peace talks. A fool’s errand?
May 1st: Day off work to celebrate… work.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.