Britain and America: two nations divided by a common holiday. More than line dancing or gun ownership, it’s Hallowe’en that Europeans find most baffling about our US cousins.
In Britain, Hallowe’en means an eight year old wearing a bin bag to dress up as a witch. We duck for apples. It’s nice.
In America, Halloween is a full scale gory production, where adults go all out to make the most horrifying costume, or turn their suburban homes into nightmarish torture chambers.
According to Englishman abroad James Corden, it has to stop.
While we’re on the subject, another common British question for Americans: if you have roast turkey and stuffing at Thanksgiving, what do you eat on Christmas day?