Date: Tue, 1 Nov 1994 13:15:23 CST
From: salikoko mufwene mufw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: Hallowe'en greetings?
In Message Tue, 1 Nov 1994 09:10:19 -0800,
David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]buckaroo.ics.uci.edu writes:
Last night was my first Hallowe'en as a homeowner. (...) I was struck, though,
by one thing: in addition to the recitation of "Trick or treat!"
and "Thank you!", a number of children (more toward the 8-10 age
range?) shouted out "Happy Hallowe'en!" as they left our door.
Is saying "Happy Hallowe'en" customary in other parts of the
Last night I took my six-year old daughter trick-or-treating. Several of
the people we visited wished us "Happy hallowe'en." None of the authors of
the phrase sounded foreign to me.
Salikoko S. Mufwene
University of Chicago
Dept. of Linguistics
1010 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uchicago.edu
312-702-8531; fax: 312-702-9861