Give me something GOOD to eat!
My mother would have had a righteous fit had she heard this chant recited at our door on Halloween night. The offender would have been sent smartly away, probably after a phone call to his mother. (Surely it would only have been uttered by a cheeky boy)
But it’s not the Halloween of my mother’s generation anymore. Sweet children in homemade costumes have given way to zombies, hatchet-killers and their victims; complete with wounds, blood and dangling eyes that would make a Hollywood makeup artist proud.
No more the calls of “Halloween Apples!”
Here are some of the spooky sayings you may hear at Halloween events tonight…
Blood donors needed. See the Count.
Come as you aren't.
Forget the ghosts . . . beware of me!
Ghosts have real spirit.
Just hanging out with my ghoul friends.
Time for a coffin break.
Have a spooktakular good time.
Have a frightfully spooky Halloween.
Have a fang-tastic night.
Have a bootiful Halloween.
I boo believe in ghosts! I boo, I boo, I boo!
Gone haunting. Will return at midnight.
I can’t stop falling in love with brew.
I witch you a Happy Halloween.
Trick or Treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat.
Trick or Treat. Be so sweet. Give me something good to eat.
Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat. Give me candy. Give me cake. Give me something sweet to take!
Sit for a spell and have some brew.
Come in for a bite.
Mind your mummy.
That's witchful thinking.
Fangs for the memories and nightmares!
I only spook when spooken to.
Boooo spooken here.
If the broom fits, fly it.
Caution! Ghost Crossing
Caution! Witch Crossing
Caution! Low flying bats
The graveyard shift is best. No bones about it!
Practice safe hex.
Be the ghostess with the mostess.
Witch Parking. All others will be toad!