Night before Halloween
paul.kusinitz at VERIZON.NET
Thu Oct 31 14:36:33 UTC 2002
As a child in Newport RI, I remember some of our elder Irish population occasionally referring to it as "Gap Night." Perhaps someday I'll be enlightened about that quaint phrase.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ed Keer
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:27 AM
Subject: Night before Halloween
I'm curious to hear what the night before Halloween is
called in your neck of the woods. I grew up in SE
Pennsylvania and we called it "mischief night". My
wife, from Bergen county, NJ, calls it "goosie night".
I've also heard "hell night" and "cabbage night"
(again, North Jersey). Any others?
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