2013 examiner Halloween
Once again Halloween is drawing near. Many sources will tell you the origin of the word, but in general it’s a contraction of ‘All Hallow’s Evening’ and may come from Celtic origin and refer to the growing season. You can check many sources for that.
Here is a little game for your goblins to play. How many words can you make out of the word, ‘halloween’? You can start with ‘kangaroo words’, that is, words that you find right in order within the word: hallow, allow, low, owe, wee.
You may include proper names as well.
As Halloween approaches, do we hear a howl or the hoot of an owl. Both ‘how’ and ‘owl’ are within the word. So don some orange and black clothing and try your hand at it.
No cheating with the Scrabble tiles! You should be able to get almost one hundred words! You could rack your brain for some foreign words as well, but you won’t have much luck. Don’t check this list until you’re finished.
Here they are:
Hall; he; Lena; low; hone; Len; wean; loan; Hal; how; lone; now; hen; own; won;
Lean; lawn; wan; hole; awn; ow; heal; allow; noel; ale; awe; wen; hale; lola; whole
Whale; owl; halo; who; hew; en; when; all; Helen; weal; wheel; Ellen; wall; heel
Ow; well; leal; wee; hell; Neal; eel; lane; aloe; hello; Lee; Allen; howl; whoa; all
Law; Nell; ole; owe; lo; wale; hoe; ha; we; woe; haw; nee; no; henna; hello; ho
Lan; wheal; lee; alone; wheen; ewe; haw; awl; new; lea; hallow; allow; low; owe; wee.
Well, how did you do? This game wouldn’t be any fun if you were to choose some lame words, such as ‘ghoul’ or ghost’. You sure can’t find many words in them!
Don’t forget to make the Halloween punch from last year’s article!
Did you know that the largest annual festival of the state of Kansas in a Halloween festival, but they spell it backwards,’Neewollah’?