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Trick or treat?
What does it mean?
It is the ultimatum given by children who call on houses to solicit gifts at Hallowe’en.
The original origins of Trick-or-Treat lie in medieval Europe. Although an American tradition, there could hardly be a better example of the way that language and traditions migrate over time and across different cultures.
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