The Scottish Word: Skeerie
“Nae worries brither o mine, even if ye dinni fully assume the birsie shap ye bide skeerie wi a fine youp on ye.”
“Do not be upset brother of mine, even if you don’t fully assume the hairy shape you remain scary with a fine howling that belongs to you.”
Halloween was called guising in Scotland and masked up you had to sing, dance or tell a joke to get fruit, nuts, money or sweets.
There was no such thing as trick or treat.
Mainly because if any trick should be committed it would have resulted in the perpetrator being caught and belted.
Those days were hard.
Just like the turnips.