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Old 05-18-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Lived in NYC all my life... wtf is "Mischief Night"?
It's Goosey Night...which we called it in my NNJ town, but I since found out that's rare. The night before Halloween when you go out and throw eggs at cars and soap windows and put toilet paper in trees and ring doorbells and run away.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Do they not have mischief night in the rest of the country?
We had mischief night in Philadelphia, too - at least in my suburban neighborhood. For those who don't know, it's the night before Halloween when people do "mischief" like TP/egg someone's house. Needless to say, not a popular "holiday" with adults.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:40 PM
 
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It's Goosey Night...which we called it in my NNJ town, but I since found out that's rare. The night before Halloween when you go out and throw eggs at cars and soap windows and put toilet paper in trees and ring doorbells and run away.
Ring & Run! LOL


We don't have anything like "mischief night" or "goosey night" here
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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Ring & Run! LOL

We don't have anything like "mischief night" or "goosey night" here
I've been hearing it referred to as "Ding Dong Ditch". I don't know if that's a Chicago-ism or not, but just saying.

No regionalism I know of for the night before Halloween. If anything, most mischief happens on Halloween itself.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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Saying 'Deadass'

Deadass meaning like for certain, for sure.

Saying 'B' after a sentence

ex. What's good, B?


- From NYC
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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If someone says "A La!" in exclamation, they are probably Hispanics from Albuquerque, not Muslims praising Allah.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Ring & Run! LOL


We don't have anything like "mischief night" or "goosey night" here
You're in the city?

Cross the creek to Bergen County. Kids still do it there, I think.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I've been hearing it referred to as "Ding Dong Ditch". I don't know if that's a Chicago-ism or not, but just saying.

No regionalism I know of for the night before Halloween. If anything, most mischief happens on Halloween itself.
I always thought Smashing Pumpkins' name came from Goosey Night because people do that, too.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'm not Italian, but my mom made spaghetti and meatballs because we liked it--a lot. She also made lasagna. You're probably right though about "pasta" as a generic term not being that common in the 70s.
It was spaghetti, macaroni, and noodles. Odd shapes like radiatore were called spaghetti because they were served with meat sauce or meatballs.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I never heard of mischief/whatever night until I moved to NJ, then quickly learned there are several names for it, and kids who grew up 5 miles apart from one another would argue over which name is "correct."

It was funny to me because I'm listening to these discussions thinking "you guys know none of this matters or makes sense outside of a 30 mile radius here, right?"

Same thing with pork roll/Taylor ham. Jersey people will argue among themselves about which name is right, but most people outside the state have never heard of it.
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