WHAT DOES THE ‘TRICK’ IN ‘TRICK OR TREAT’ ACTUALLY MEAN?

We can’t work it out!

WHAT DOES THE ‘TRICK’ IN ‘TRICK OR TREAT’ ACTUALLY MEAN?

By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – Sean Locke/123rf.com

It’s that time of year again when little witches and ghosts start knocking on doors for Halloween, asking “trick or treat?”

It sparked a conversation on the HIT 104.7 Breakfast show this morning about what the “trick” part of the question actually means.

Ryan thought it acted as a type of friendly blackmail – whereby the kids would play a trick/prank on the adult if they didn’t give them a treat.

Whereas newsreader Kat was adamant if the adult chose trick, then the kids need to perform a trick in order to get a treat.

A bunch of listeners called in with mixed responses..

According to Wikipedia – “the trick is usually an idle threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given.”

What do YOU think the “trick” part of “trick or treat” actually means? Have your say at our Facebook page!

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