The Scots and Irish carve jack-o-lanterns from turnips (rutabagas) which look much scarier than the USA's pumpkins. Very skullish indeed.
Originally Halloween lanterns were made from turnip (Rutabaga) not pumpkin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
A rutabaga is another word for a Swedish Turnip (AKA a swede or neep) taken the old Swedish word "rotabagge", taken from root & short. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
The word "rhubard" is the word mumbled repetitively by actors that are supposed to be talking together inaudibly en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Ta…

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