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…

  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”.

  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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