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(Daily Star)   Researchers say one in six homes in Britain have been terrorized by Halloween trick or treat hooligans, all prompted by that dreadful American custom   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 23
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2013-10-30 07:08:01 AM
Researchers say one in six homes in Britain have been terrorized by Halloween trick or treat hooligans, all prompted by that dreadful American custom

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2013-10-30 07:36:21 AM
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2013-10-30 07:40:02 AM
what absolute horseshiat. at a guess id say 90% of homes dont get trick or treated at all. it's not really a thing here

so quite how 1 in 6 can have been terrorised I do not see

i havent rtfa, of course. [notices it's the daily star] not gonna either. the daily star is a joke newspaper for old, mad people.
 
2013-10-30 07:47:36 AM

Lady J: what absolute horseshiat. at a guess id say 90% of homes dont get trick or treated at all. it's not really a thing here

so quite how 1 in 6 can have been terrorised I do not see

i havent rtfa, of course. [notices it's the daily star] not gonna either. the daily star is a joke newspaper for old, mad people.


British 'mad' or 'angry'?

/possibly one region takes part wholeheartedly?
 
2013-10-30 07:48:32 AM

Lady J: what absolute horseshiat. at a guess id say 90% of homes dont get trick or treated at all. it's not really a thing here

so quite how 1 in 6 can have been terrorised I do not see

i havent rtfa, of course. [notices it's the daily star] not gonna either. the daily star is a joke newspaper for old, mad people.


Marry me? :D
 
2013-10-30 07:51:28 AM

Lady J: what absolute horseshiat. at a guess id say 90% of homes dont get trick or treated at all. it's not really a thing here

so quite how 1 in 6 can have been terrorised I do not see

i havent rtfa, of course. [notices it's the daily star] not gonna either. the daily star is a joke newspaper for old, mad people.


And how to account for the "84 per cent of mums and dads are laying on celebrations"? If 8 in 10 families are participating, why only 1 in 6 homes? The math in that article does not add up.
 
2013-10-30 07:53:14 AM

mike_d85: Lady J: what absolute horseshiat. at a guess id say 90% of homes dont get trick or treated at all. it's not really a thing here

so quite how 1 in 6 can have been terrorised I do not see

i havent rtfa, of course. [notices it's the daily star] not gonna either. the daily star is a joke newspaper for old, mad people.

British 'mad' or 'angry'?

/possibly one region takes part wholeheartedly?


crazy, not angry. well... probably a subset of them are angry as well, in that formless outrage way, just wating to be focused on whatever trash tabloids tell them to hate

id be surprised, re trick or treating. it's just honestly not a thing here. my fiance's sister lives in Boston and every year they send us halloween cards and we're all 'thanks!' (wtf?)
 
2013-10-30 07:54:48 AM
What part of TRICK or TREAT don't you people get?
 
2013-10-30 07:56:17 AM

Kit Fister: Lady J: what absolute horseshiat. at a guess id say 90% of homes dont get trick or treated at all. it's not really a thing here

so quite how 1 in 6 can have been terrorised I do not see

i havent rtfa, of course. [notices it's the daily star] not gonna either. the daily star is a joke newspaper for old, mad people.

Marry me? :D


too late mate (getting married aug 2014), although that's sweet : )
 
2013-10-30 08:04:31 AM
We used to say "Penny for the Púca" (pronounced pooka) in Ireland, when I was a kid, a Púca  is a ghost/shape-shifter. Now kids tend to say the American "Trick or treat" which is sad considering the origins of the festival
 
2013-10-30 08:06:14 AM
Dear Britain,
You're doing it wrong!

Love,
USA
 
2013-10-30 08:24:21 AM
It's a good start.

Now if we can just get you people to celebrate the 4th of July, as Jesus intended.
 
2013-10-30 08:29:39 AM

LostInTranslation: Dear Britain,
You're doing it wrong!

Love,
USA


We were posted in the UK for 3 years and luckily, were given a head's up by neighbors. They said that while Hallowe'en was not really celebrated in the UK, the local kids were well aware of where the Americans lived! I was happy to provide treats to these kids, and we had a lot of them! Most would be in homemade costumes, pillow cases for loot sacks, and moms following along, out on the sidewalk, just like back home. :)
 
2013-10-30 08:46:57 AM
People talk about the Brits getting rid of their royalty as being a step towards dignity, but what they really need to be doing is lining the tabloid publishers up against the wall.

/that goes for any of them, anywhere. Not just the UK.
 
2013-10-30 08:53:00 AM

Lady J: what absolute horseshiat. at a guess id say 90% of homes dont get trick or treated at all. it's not really a thing here

so quite how 1 in 6 can have been terrorised I do not see


My guess is they're counting all incidents by delinquent teens/tweens on private houses remotely near to Halloween. I don't remember ever getting trick-or-theaters when I lived there.

I'd have thought the upcoming Guy Fawkes would be far more incident prone - you have a bunch of teenagers with fireworks combined with a (fading) tradition of knocking on doors and asking for cash to fund burning someone in effigy.
 
2013-10-30 08:55:13 AM
Article about differences in Halloween between UK and US:

http://www.bbcamerica.com/mind-the-gap/2013/10/28/how-to-appreciate- an -all-american-halloween/

First paragraph:
Halloween in the U.K. is a scary affair, and not because of all the ghosts, witches and ghouls. Sensible folk hunker down in their homes with the lights off, hoping to avoid confrontations with the gangs of aggressive teens that knock on doors in unimaginative fancy dress demanding sweets or money. Authentic trick or treaters (the under-10s) are usually chaperoned by anxious parents, who fear that behind every door lurks a potential child snatcher. Brits are essentially a gloomy, underwhelmed bunch, so not a good fit for a creative, upbeat celebration like Halloween.
 
2013-10-30 08:55:30 AM
Fear not for the Rozzers will be along to lock up the crims.

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2013-10-30 08:56:10 AM
Meanwhile, assholes in the states keep trying to dumb down Halloween (think of the children) and convert it to fall festival or some bs
 
2013-10-30 09:04:56 AM

Lady J: mike_d85: Lady J: what absolute horseshiat. at a guess id say 90% of homes dont get trick or treated at all. it's not really a thing here

so quite how 1 in 6 can have been terrorised I do not see

i havent rtfa, of course. [notices it's the daily star] not gonna either. the daily star is a joke newspaper for old, mad people.

British 'mad' or 'angry'?

/possibly one region takes part wholeheartedly?

crazy, not angry. well... probably a subset of them are angry as well, in that formless outrage way, just wating to be focused on whatever trash tabloids tell them to hate

id be surprised, re trick or treating. it's just honestly not a thing here. my fiance's sister lives in Boston and every year they send us halloween cards and we're all 'thanks!' (wtf?)


I'm in the US and if someone gave me a halloween card I'd probably just say wtf and leave off the "thanks".
Although sharing the more entertaining costume pictures is fun.
 
2013-10-30 09:57:23 AM
A night full of Top Hat flattening and monocle crushing no doubt.
 
2013-10-30 10:21:19 AM
what was the point of this article..,.. it fails to be funny, informative .... thought provoking... was this just to take up unsold ad space?
 
2013-10-30 10:51:40 AM
The American custom of answering the door with a shotgun Subby?
 
2013-10-30 08:18:00 PM
Are these the same hooligans who knocked over a dustbin in Shaftsbury?
 
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