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The term jack-o’-lantern was originally used to describe the visual phenomenon ignis fatuus (lit., “foolish fire”) known as a will-o’-the-wisp in English folklore. Used especially in East England, its earliest known use dates to the 1660s.[1] The term “will-o’-the-wisp” uses “wisp” (a bundle of sticks or paper sometimes used as a torch) and the proper name “Will”: thus, “Will-of-the-torch.” The term jack-o’-lantern is of the same construction: “Jack of [the] lantern.”

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    • on February 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm
      Stephen King wrote:

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      • on February 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm
        Sarah Osborne wrote:

        There is nothing odd about it. This is just personal opinion which everyone is supposed to share free. And luckily, we live in time when everything is allowed. Maybe too much indeed.

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  4. on February 17, 2014 at 10:58 pm
    Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft wrote:

    Racism is the most controversial aspect of Lovecraft’s works which “does not endear Lovecraft to the modern reader,” and it comes across through many disparaging remarks against the various non-Anglo-Saxon races and cultures within his work. As he grew older, the more “jagged” aspects of his original Anglo-Saxon racial worldview softened into a universal classicism or elitism regarding any fellow human being of self-ennobled high culture as of metaphorical “superior race.” Lovecraft did not from the start even hold all white people in uniform high regard, but rather he held Anglo-Nordic people, and especially persons of English descent, above all others.

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