6 thoughts on “Generic death

  1. malstain

    The article you posted didn’t mention this, but according to the Globe obit he also designed the Canadian flag…

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  2. Maria Gatti

    Or his coffin! Casket is one of those trade euphemisms – the undertaker aka mortician aka funeral director trade in this case. Like the real-estate “buying a home”. You can buy a house, apartment, barn or condo, but you can’t buy a “home”.

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  3. Anonymous

    Actually the difference between a coffin and a casket is more tangible than a “trade euphemism”.
    The difference is in their shape. One is a rectangular box and the other has six sides.

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