Wednesday, October 22, 2008

12 Days of the Halloween Scrooge: Day 5

Reason #5:

People pronounce it "HOlloween" instead of "HAlloween". (And, for the record, it annoys me when people say "hollowed be thy name" when praying the "Our Father" too...) Maybe I'm just picky...

Hal·low·een [hal-uh-ween, -oh-een, hol-] –noun the evening of October 31; the eve of All Saints' Day; Allhallows Eve: observed esp. by children in costumes who solicit treats, often by threatening minor pranks.


FishMama said...

Yes, we do. ;)

Ryann said...

yep, I think we say holloween (as in the tree trunk was hollowed out to create a canoe) not Halloween (rhymes with shallow-een). Just sounds funny to me.

Guess we can't be friends now ;)
or at least during the holiday at the end of October!