Don’t Be An April Fool

April Fools’ Day may be all fun and games for some, but only an April fool doesn’t take capitalization and punctuation seriously. A handy cheat sheet for the day, brought to you by your friendly neighborhood copy editor.

1. April Fools’ Day: April 1, a day of tomfoolery and merriment.

2. April fool (lowercase “f”): the butt of a joke or trick played on April Fools’ Day OR such a joke or trick.

Like Sony’s sweet new headphones for cats.

3. Again, April Fools’: a day.

4. April fool: this delightful Sprite and soy sauce concoction.

5. A refresher: April Fools’ is a day in April.

6. April fool: this guy, whose roommate doused the furniture in Pam.

7. One more time, for good measure. April Fools’ Day is a day.

8. April fool: a joke that may or may not ensure your place in the depths of hell.

9. Find more awesome April fools here.

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