As Alison trailed her Halloween Hacks slot at the top of the show, Phillip noticed she’d used the term “treacle treat”.
“Treacle treat?! What’s a treacle treat?!” he asked.
“Is it not treacle treat?” a stunned Alison said, to which Phillip replied: “It’s not treacle – it’s trick or treat!”
“No way. Are you serious?” Alison said. “I thought it was treacle treat. I’m 45 years old and I never knew that!”
From 'trickle treat', 'hambag' and the 'half licence', turns out we've had our fair share of misheard words!— This Morning (@thismorning) September 30, 2020
What have you be saying slightly wrongly all these years? Let us know!#ThisMorning pic.twitter.com/40AEkibSdB
After Phillip enquired if that meant she went round to other people’s houses with treacle, she said: “I never did Halloween really. I don’t celebrate.”
Holly then joked: “You’re the perfect person to do this item – great!”
Alison was then curious as to what the “trick” was supposed to be, with Holly explaining people might “throw eggs at your house or something” if you don’t give them treats.
Holly admitted she’d made similar mistakes in the past, believing a handbag to be a “hambag” and a window sill to be a “window still”.
The segment amused viewers on Twitter, with some also sharing some of their own misunderstandings of certain sayings...
I think I must be losing it! I’m actually watching This Morning! @AlisonHammond just confessed she didn’t know the saying is “trick or treat”! She thought it was treacle or treat, at Halloween! I’m switching off now 🤣🤣🤣— Patsy Murrell🇬🇧🇯🇲 (@patsy_murrell) September 30, 2020
I just love @AlisonHammond she always keeps it real! #TreacleTreating 😂 We all need an Alison in our lives in these challenging times. My #WordHack was Egg and Shoulders 😂@thismorning @hollywills @Schofe— Kelly Hannaghan (@mindworkmatters) September 30, 2020
Alison Hammond only learning today that it’s “trick or treat” not “treacle treat” I am OBSESSED she is a NATIONAL TREASURE 😂😂😂 #ThisMorning— faith ♥ (@faithbxx) September 30, 2020
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.