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Could you explain what Cabbage Night is.
It was mentioned in the beginning of the second chapter of "Something wicked this way comes".
 
Posts: 16 | Location: msk, russia | Registered: 31 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Halloween Eve... is Cabbage Night
 
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thanks
 
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I didn't know that. What's the origin? Why Cabbage Night? It's not like Linus's waiting for the Great Pumpkin in a pumpkin patch, is it?
 
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Never heard of it, either. But here's a link that may explain things:
http://hcs.harvard.edu/~golder/dialect/staticmaps/q_110.html

Don't thank me. I just Googled it.

Dave
 
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I don't happen to have a copy of Something Wicked This Way Comes (I have the incessant habit of giving copies away) ....but the term Cabbage Night is only used to to denote Halloween Eve in ...."Vermont".

Now Something Wicked.... is set in Green Town, Illinois (Northern Illinois)...BUT something of the movie, I remembering hearing, was shot in Vermont, tho most of it was done on the Disney lot. Hmmmm!!?

So where does THAT leave us...?

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In Cabbage Patch, USA.
 
Posts: 2694 | Location: Dayton, Washington, USA | Registered: 03 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Forget Cabbage Night, what the hell is a bumbershoot!?
 
Posts: 229 | Location: Van Nuys, CA USA | Registered: 23 September 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I believe it is a slang (or maybe colloquial use) for an "umbrella."


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(Guess what!? It also means an umbrella...)

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Amazing. To think before today I'd never heard of a bumbershoot. But why isn't there a cabbagenight.org?

PS from now on I vow to only refer to my umbrella as a bumbershoot.

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10x to all.
But still, why this night is cabbage and not carrots or for example tobacco.
Does anybody know the ethimology?
 
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Can anyone enlighten us further?
 
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"Bumbershoot" it is.

Oh, we were talking "cabbage night".
 
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