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View Poll Results: Which would rather have for Halloween?

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  • Trick

    10 31.25%
  • Treat

    22 68.75%
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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    All that makes the custom of children going from door to door and asking for just that a bit suspect...
    These kids now-a-days.



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    Yeah, I'll take the snickers bite sized. For some strange reason, I always associate the "trick" in Halloween with seeing Detroit on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laz
    I just asked the wife if I dressed up in a costume and had a goody bag would she drop a handful of LF brassies in. She said all she could promise was some stale candy corn and maybe a Mounds bar. <sigh>
    -Bob
    This is what I tell my kids about life in general...it might apply to you and your brassies.

    "You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit."

    Now, if you had asked for a different *KIND* of treat, she might have been more receptive.

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    I see we prefer treats over tricks. Does this mean we are acually materialistic? Philosophical debate - begin...

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    Trick....I tend to be a prankster with my inner circle of friends and relatives. So, I guess I'm living by "Do unto others..."

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    The truth is I never understood it:
    When kids go to a door dressed in costumes and they ask for a "trick or treat" what
    is the "trick" supposed to mean? After all, they collect the candy, don't they?
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    I'd rather have neither, I don't want other people's brats begging at my door.


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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    The truth is I never understood it:
    When kids go to a door dressed in costumes and they ask for a "trick or treat" what
    is the "trick" supposed to mean? After all, they collect the candy, don't they?
    It's more of a demand, couched as a request. In all fun the kids are visiting you and giving you the choice...provide a treat or you recieve a trick...

    I'm not sure on the exact origins of the custom, but I think that the kids, dress up and good naturedly represent spirits that the occupants of the home buy off with a treat (or tith or bribe or sacrifice, depending on how you wan toto view it). If no treat is forthcomming, the spirits stay to haunt the home...

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    Hallowe'en has it's origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.
    The Jack o lantern was originally used in the British Isles and was a hollowed out turnip with a face carved into it to frighten away evil spirits. When people arrived in the New World they found pumpkins easier to hollow out and so used those.
    Trick or Treat originated in Ireland. Hallowe'en came close to the feast of St Columba when people would go from door-to-door collecting bread, money, eggs, nuts and apples. It was felt that these offerings gave protection against bad luck. [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=2]Nowadays, this practice is known as "Trick or Treat", with the household which gives the least offering liable to have a "trick" carried out against it.

    Of course, all of this is now lost in the crass commercial claptrap that All Hallows Eve, or Hallowe'en, has become.
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    When my children were young I would joking refer to the ritual as "teaching my children about extortion". Then I would go with them as they practiced. Of course I would go along and do my "trick or beer" routine. I could usually keep a cold one in my hand for the duration of the outing. (I live in a VERY friendly area.)
    Howard

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