This is something which has been getting on my goat over the past few years. It seems to me that more and more people (especially Dubs) seem to call it "Holloween" instead of Halloween. I've been listening to the radio a lot over the past few days and I've heard 5 separate people say "Holloween", 4 of them being Dubs. I wonder if this is the Jedwardisation of the Irish accent, where not only do Dubs (in particular) pronounce their words in a ridiculous American-style twang but now they can't even say HALLOWEEN properly!
Yeah, I've had so many sleepless nights over the little things.
My aunt in Cork calls it Holloween, too.
Never thought to ask why.
hmmm maybe halloween is the culchie sound, you know like the way western paks talk? Maybe just easier for them dubs to sound holloween than halloween?
it sounds the same to me
I have been saying Holloween way before Jedward were around.
Also does yore ma get on your goat too?
Nevermind that, what I wanna know is, how come Americans seem to be unable to pronounce Las Vegas correctly? They say "Los Vegas". Whereas the English are able to say "Las Vegas."
I think that's a bit odd, as Las Vegas is in America, you'd think they'd be able to pronounce the name of a city better than people from many miles away in the UK.
hmmm they say new orlins. We say new orleans. They're right I guess?
I have been calling it Holloween for years it seems to be a new thing for Dubs.
Getting on your goat?? Like for a ride around the farm?
To answer your question: as we Dubs are sophisticated folk, we are offended by the ongoing gradual commercialisation of traditional festivals, such as Hallowe'en. By way of wittily voicing our scorn at this erosion of cultural value, we have begun to refer to the crass modern practice, devoid (or 'hollow', if you will) of traditional meaning as "hollowe'en".
Chin_grin: you should never underestimate the emotional distress someone from Cark can be subjected to due to the actions or words of someone from Dublin. It may seem trivial to you or me, but this could be a source of the most serious mental anguish indeed for our esteemed OP.
How do you pronounce hallway down in Cork?
Because Dubs are really English people.