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Thread #39135   Message #554469
Posted By: weepiper
19-Sep-01 - 08:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: British-American cultural differences 3
Subject: RE: BS: British-American cultural differences 3
In Scotland we've had 'trick or treating' for a couple of hundred years but it's called guising here (short for disguising I think). But kids don't - or didn't when I was wee - automatically get stuff for turning up at the door...you had to perform for it! As an unrelated ditty has it: 'tell us a story,sing us a sang, show us yer bum or oot ye gang!'. :-)