n.— «You go trick-or-treating when you go to people’s houses to get candy.…You go trunk-or-treating when you go to people’s cars to get candy, and that’s much better because you can go around the cars a million dozen times and you don’t even get tired.…Trunk-or-treating—also known as Halloween tailgating—solves the rural conundrum in which homes built a half-mile apart make the simple act of ringing doorbells require some physical fortitude.» —“Trunk or Treat! Halloween Tailgating Grows” by Fernanda Santos in Garrison, New York New York Times Oct. 31, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. James says:

    It’s truly amazing at how lazy and entitled the whole world is getting….hmmmph! To lazy to do a little walking for FREE candy!

  2. Diane Eldred says:

    I don’t think it’s as much being lazy as trying to find a safer way to let your kids enjoy Halloween. With an event like trunk or treat you don’t have to worry about kids walking around the streets getting hit by cars or getting unsafe candy from people who want to harm them. And as a Christian you can also limit their exposure to the aspects of Halloween that may be contrary to your beliefs. I think it’s just smarter.

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