Night before Halloween
stevekl at PANIX.COM
Thu Oct 31 20:10:18 UTC 2002
On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, Ed Keer wrote:
> 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?
Devil's Night. (I grew up outside of Flint, Michigan.) Used to be a night
in Detroit, and to a lesser extent in Flint, where arsonists would set
buildings on fire in droves.
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