[tz] tzdata comments link to an April Fools article

D Nathan Cookson dorzak at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 17:08:39 UTC 2022

When I read "The article noted that an exemption
# would be made for people aged 61 and over, who "can apply in writing
# to have the extra hour of sunshine removed from their area.""

I was like who could think it was anything but a joke?

Then I realised politicians might just be dumb enough to try and write that
into a law.

On Tue, Jul 5, 2022 at 9:24 AM Paul Gilmartin via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

> On 7/5/22 10:06:08, Steve Allen via tz wrote:
> > On Tue 2022-07-05T09:00:11-0700 Alan Mintz via tz hath writ:
> >> I think you may need a more direct explanation, as I don't think "April
> >> Fool's Day" is necessarily known in all cultures.
> > I think that the context of April 1 is readily accessible to anyone
> > who can read English and that the risk of damage here is small.
> >
> "can read English" is restrictive.  Clarity is precious,
> and enigmatology is  misplaced here.
> --
> gil
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