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17 Words That Have A Different Meaning When You Really Love Halloween

October. YOU MEAN THE BEST MONTH EVER.

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1. October

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What it usually means: The tenth month in the calendar year.

What it means to you: A month-long celebration dedicated to all things creepy, haunting, and pumpkin-flavored.

2. Jack-o'-lantern

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What it usually means: A hollowed-out pumpkin carved into the shape of a face with a candle placed in its center.

What it means to you: A hollowed-out pumpkin embraced as an art form that requires precise concentration to carve the face of the pumpkin into a flawless character, usually fueled by candy corn and apple cider.

3. Costume

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What it usually means: A specific style that is worn to imitate a character, time period, or object.

What it means to you: Festive attire concocted from a relevant pop culture reference or other creative idea, eating up hundreds from your paycheck but designed to SLAY every contest.

4. Candy

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What it usually means: A confectionary treat made with sugar.

What it means to you: A NECESSITY that includes candy corn and miniaturized sizes of branded sweets.

5. Haunted house

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What it really means: An abandoned or occupied building inhabited by a non-corporeal presence.

What it means to you: A thrilling, over-the-top experience where you gladly pay a fee to have the shit scared out of you.

6. Decorations

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What it usually means: Accents and supplies intended to create a festive vibe in a certain place.

What it means to you: A good excuse to raid a warehouse store for necessary items including but not limited to paper bats, hanging ghosts, strobe lights, smoke machines, plastic skeletons, and black and orange streamers.

7. Spirit

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What it usually means: A metaphysical soul, or an alcoholic beverage.

What it means to you: The mecca of all Halloween stores.

8. Baking

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What it usually means: A type of cooking method using an oven.

What it means to you: The ONLY way of creating delicious pumpkin bread, apple bundt cakes, pumpkin-spiced cupcakes, and other irresistible treats.

9. Hocus Pocus

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What it usually means: A common magical saying. See also: Abracadabra.

What it means to you: A timeless Halloween classic that must be watched at LEAST once during the month of October.

10. Horror

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What it usually means: A genre of film or fiction.

What it means to you: A CRUCIAL theme to live by throughout the entire month of October, honoring and observing all things gruesome, gory, and chilling.

11. Cobwebs

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What it really means: A net spiders weave in order to catch prey.

What it means to you: An important accessory that can be found in all Halloween enthusiasts' houses, both inside and out, in order to showcase an extreme level of ~haunting~.

12. Cemetery

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What it really means: A place to bury the dead.

What it means to you: A loud, crowded place you go for an epic Halloween movie horror-thon.

13. Skeleton

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What it really means: An anatomical bone structure.

What it means to you: A classic creepy accessory typically used to scare the bejeezus out of small children.

14. Corn maze

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What it really means: A cornfield carved out into a complicated puzzle route.

What it means to you: A haunted puzzle route filled with creepy twists, turns, dead ends, and the threat of murderous chainsaws.

15. Pumpkin patch

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What it really means: A place where pumpkins grow.

What it means to you: A magical piece of land where you can choose a perfect pumpkin while munching on kettle corn and sipping cider.

16. Blood

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What it really means: A necessary substance found in most living things in order to keep them alive.

What it means to you: A fake concocted substance made from corn syrup and red dye used to complete a costume or to scare trick-or-treaters.

17. The 31st of October

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What is usually means: A date in the calendar year, otherwise known as Halloween.

What it means to you: THE BEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR.

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