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posted by [personal profile] owlfish at 11:03pm on 01/11/2015 under ,
My sister tells me that telling jokes to earn one's treat for Halloween is a Des Moines thing. People in the DC area don't do it. Really?

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posted by [personal profile] gillo at 11:36pm on 01/11/2015
It's been a couple of years since any kids came to our door. Those who did have generally said 'Trick or Treat?', though back in our Grimsby days they had a little rhyme:

Black is black and green is green,
Spare a penny for Hallowe'en?
 
posted by [identity profile] tisiphone.livejournal.com at 11:40pm on 01/11/2015
On a sample size of about 10, children here say "trick or treat" but don't tell jokes. No one in New England that I ever ran across told or expected jokes.
 
posted by [identity profile] easter.livejournal.com at 12:14am on 02/11/2015
Neither here, nor in northern Virginia, NJ, or the Philly area are jokes expected...
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posted by [personal profile] drplokta at 07:02am on 02/11/2015
The only trick-or-treater I've had in the past 15 years is next door's 19-month-old this year, and he's a bit young to be telling jokes or even managing to say "Trick or treat".
 
posted by [identity profile] steepholm.livejournal.com at 09:19am on 02/11/2015
Never heard of such a thing. Do the jokes have to be Halloween related?
 
posted by [identity profile] kekhmet.livejournal.com at 06:17pm on 02/11/2015
Growing up in Michigan we certainly never told jokes!

I'm normally not home on Halloween in North London, but I think I recall the few trick or treaters I ever had over the years I've been here saying "trick or treat"... but that might just be me assuming they did and creating a memory for myself of it!

I can ask my sister what the trick or treating standard is in North Carolina where she lives

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