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Strictly speaking, it's Hallowe'en not Halloween isn't it?

(17 Posts)
PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Oct-08 22:13:09

or so I've been told?

frisbyrat Fri 24-Oct-08 23:00:11

I think so. All Hallow's Eve (so short for evening).

skyatnight Fri 24-Oct-08 23:56:58

Too right, you're not wrong. 'E'en' is short for 'evening'.

campion Sat 25-Oct-08 18:10:32

Even All Hallows' Eve.

Tis ackshuerly Samhain so ya boo sucks to the lot of ya

VintageGardenia Tue 28-Oct-08 14:41:51

Why do people pronounce it "holloween"? I first heard it on The Wonder Years and it's everywhere now!

PuppyMonkey Tue 28-Oct-08 14:43:13

American accent thing?

themildmanneredaxemurderer Tue 28-Oct-08 14:44:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VintageGardenia Tue 28-Oct-08 14:49:24

Yes but in Ireland now it's really common to pronounce it that way. Speaking of Irish, the Irish for Hallowe'en is Oiche Shamhna which is Samhain's Eve.

VintageGardenia Tue 28-Oct-08 14:51:23

Samhain also means November.

dismemberingdora Tue 28-Oct-08 14:54:45

Speaking of pedantry, does anyone know how to put the "fada" in, as in the i in Oiche Shamhna? I've been tryig Alt Gr but no joy...
Yes, yes Hallowe'en, as in Hallow E(v)en (ing). I most certainly do not say Hollow Een, but then am not from D4. grin

PuppyMonkey Tue 28-Oct-08 15:34:54

Oh is Samhain a real word - i just thought FlameThrower was drunk... grin

VintageGardenia Tue 28-Oct-08 15:49:04

LOL Dora is your name usually spelt Daragh? Can't do fadas or any accents, sorry, have never figured em out in this little text box.

dismemberingdora Wed 29-Oct-08 08:27:59

nah me name is Dora, VintageGardenia. It's weird but you and I "met" on loads of threads yesterday, it's like when you keep bumping into the same person at the supermarket aisle after aisle... grin

VintageGardenia Wed 29-Oct-08 08:56:20

Ah only joking because of what you said about D4.

Oh you think it was accidental, do you...? <<spooky shiver>>

Donk Tue 04-Nov-08 12:27:40

or Calan Gaeaf....

Donk Tue 04-Nov-08 12:55:33

....winter must start early in Wales

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