054 - Expression: To Pull Someone's Leg

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In this episode, you'll learn how to use the common English expression TO PULL SOMEONE'S LEG and about FAMOUS APRIL FOOL'S PRANKS IN HISTORY.

American English Podcast

American English Podcast

By Shana Thompson

"Porky quickly threw on his clothes and called a pilot, who met him at a nearby airfield. They started gathering tires, oily rags, diesel fuel, and tossed them into two large canvas bags. A helicopter lifted the cargo and headed straight towards the top of the mountain. This is the spot!"


Hi, everyone. How’s it going? That introduction was taken from a YouTube channel called The Folklorist, in a video titled Porky’s Prank.

A prank is a practical joke or a mischievous act. People play pranks on others or they trick others for fun usually, or to make them appear foolish, silly or dumb. For example, children might switch salt and sugar in the kitchen so that their parents end up with salty coffee and sugary eggs. That’s a prank. The kids played a prank on their parents.

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