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According to Horse & Hound magazine, British health authorities have decided to make it the law that all children must wear face masks and rubber gloves while doing yard work or grooming horses. Health and Safety spokeswoman Lirap Ducek is quoted as saying, "Childhood asthma has increased three-fold in the last 10 years, and we want to ensure that children are protected against picking up bugs which can have long-term health implications." But before you send your kid out in a rubber mask, you might want to check the release date on that story: April 1. That's right, it was an April Fool's Day joke. But apparently hundreds of people in England fell for it.
Categories: Animals, April Fools Day, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Wed May 19, 2004
Comments (5)
"Lirap" isn't a very good anagram for April. "Ducek" illudes me, though. I got UK from it, but the DEC doesn't seem to fit.
Posted by Goo  in  Dexter, Maine  on  Wed May 19, 2004  at  05:53 PM
I wondered about Ducek also. I thought maybe all the letters in 'lirap ducek' could be rearranged to spell something, but couldn't see what... and 'lirap' as 'april' is just too obvious not to be right. Then I thought maybe ducek was a disguised version of the word 'duck', though why they would choose duck I don't know. April Fish, I could understand. But April Duck is meaningless.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed May 19, 2004  at  06:22 PM
http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=Lirap+Ducek Here is what I got when I gave up and let a machine do it. Nothing seems particularly relevent, but then again I did only skim.
Posted by Goo  in  Dexter, Maine  on  Thu May 20, 2004  at  08:32 PM
It's obviously 'Up Elk Dr. CIA'. Nothing else makes any sense.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Fri May 21, 2004  at  02:05 AM
Well, if you make "April" a required word, you get "APRIL DEC UK".
Posted by Lounge Lizard  in  El Paso, Tx  on  Sat Jul 08, 2006  at  07:10 PM
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