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2011-08-11 09:16:00

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While sparkler sticks are still cooling and ice cream cones are still melting, haunted attraction owners, operators, actors, makeup artists and special effects gurus have been working through the summer months to make this year's Halloween season well worth Americans' precious time and money. According to the Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), most member haunts gear up for the peak Halloween season well before the...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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