Friday, November 14, 2008

"Died" in Obituaries

Another succinct and poignant column by lemondrop's Elizabeth Lardie. This one deals with the practice of using the word "died" in obituaries to describe when a person passes away ... and how that sometimes sits with surviving family members. Lardie contrasts our discomfort with death terminology in actuality with the ease with each we use the word when it means nothing, e.g., "These martinis are to die for!"


dethmama said...

Oh that post is indeed a must read!. The psychological lines we "draw in the sand" as to what is or isn't acceptable often make no sense whatsoever!

Jessica Knapp said...

Glad you liked it. I'm finding myself to be quite a fan of her column. Short and sweet, but with a nice punchy message.