An April Fool’s Joke that Backfired on it!
The world has long forgotten April Fool’s jokes. Or so I had been thinking in perhaps my fossilised state!
But it appears Google still loves perpetuating it as seen in a joke that backfired today. A joke that made The Guardian crack up to say it left Google looking the fool! Unwittingly! Or was it in a witless way?
Whatever T S Eliot may have had in mind when he wrote “Aprille is the cruellest month…” Google’s spring prank may have left it wondering if it was a good augury for the start of calendar Q2.
Google, however, saved the day by saying “it looks like we pranked ourselves this year.”
G Joslin Vethakumar