Monday smile – San Serriffe

April Fools’ Day is fast approaching, and on that subject a reader of this blog made me aware of a hoax (stroke of genius) by The Guardian newspaper in the 1970s.

The “small archipelago” “roughly in the shape of a semicolon” with its capital Bodoni lay in the Indian Ocean, occupied by the “irrepressible Flongs” and run with an iron hand by General Pica.

I’ll let you enjoy the rest. Have an excellent week.

Click on the image below to enlarge the article.

Credit: The Guardian Foundation Archive.

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