Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

full moon through branches

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At 4:39 AM, October 31, 2011 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

And a happy Hallowe'en to you, too!

I am astonishingly ancient, and the brain is too worn down and slow to keep anywhere near in step with social trends, and anyway the whole Hallowe'en hoohah is a relative newcomer to Britain in its present form, but, but ... but am I alone in finding it odd to expect that Hallowe'en should be a happy experience? Being wished happiness is always welcome, of course, but it strikes me that what I want today above all else is safe survival.

At 8:17 AM, October 31, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

No, you're certainly not alone - I know plenty of non-Americans who feel exactly the same way. On my Welsh mailing list someone once asked how to say "Happy Halloween" and the answer came back very quickly:

I suppose it would be 'Nos Galangaeaf Da' or 'Nos Galangaeaf Llawen' on analogy with 'Happy New Year' or 'Merry Christmas'. But no Welshman would ever say this! Halloween's a terrible time!


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