Date: Tue, 1 Nov 1994 13:15:23 CST From: salikoko mufwene Subject: Re: Hallowe'en greetings? In Message Tue, 1 Nov 1994 09:10:19 -0800, David Harnick-Shapiro 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 >country? 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. Sali. Salikoko S. Mufwene University of Chicago Dept. of Linguistics 1010 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637 s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 312-702-8531; fax: 312-702-9861