[LMB] Cryoburn question (was Boooooooring)
andrew.157barton at btinternet.com
Wed Jan 5 05:27:34 GMT 2011
On Jan 3, 2011, at 10:26 AM, Peter Granzeau wrote:
>> I have to admit that I am not one of the vast majority who think coffins are a good thing. Well, they're better than caskets, which are a way for mortuaries to charge more.
> What's the difference between a coffin and a casket (in mortuary terms)?
It's another of the differences between US and British English. The word casket doesn't normally have a mortuary sense at all outside the US. For US English Google gave me several different answers, but here's one that's apparently authoritative:
Short version: a casket is rectangular while a coffin is coffin-shaped.
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