Wednesday, October 31, 2012


     Halloween is a special time of year.  It's when people can dress up, pretend to be things they're not, and get candy for knocking on strangers' doors.  Also, as I recently read in a Facebook post, it's the one time of year when finding glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth on the floor of a bathroom stall isn't that weird.  It's also a fantastic opportunity for companies and people to make up fun words that get peoples' attention.  For example:

     Huluween - Hulu's "Halloween Picks" movie and t.v. show collection.

     Spookify - Spotify's Halloween party playlist.

     Spooktacular, Frightmares, and Halloweekend - Names of various theme park events in California and Pennsylvania, Utah, and Ohio, among others.

     Halloweeny - Describing something not necessarily creepy or frightening, but rather uniquely associated with halloween. (Thinks Jack-o-lanterns.)

     As you can see, there's many a made-up word in the world of Halloween.  But the worst part about Halloween coming and going?  Now I have no excuse when complaining about people listening to Christmas too early.  At least I'll have the election for another week to distract me.

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