Date: Tue, 1 Nov 1994 21:53:30 CST From: salikoko mufwene Subject: Re: Hallowe'en greetings? In Message Tue, 1 Nov 1994 18:20:10 -0800, Birrell Walsh writes: >San Francisco reporting here. Our visitors all said "Trick or Treat". A >number said "Thank you," when prompted by Mom. Three greeted our dog by >name. None said "Happy Halloween." (N = about 15, I'd say.) In what I observed in Chicago, people said "Happy Halloween" in lieu of "bye-bye." My daughter, as several other children I saw that night, would say "trick or treat" at the beginning of the exchange, as soon as the door was opened. 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