not a new euphemism, but new to me

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Mon Jan 1 20:06:35 UTC 2007

Isn't this a non-governmental (i.e. private) company using SSA as a
come-on?  If you've just hit 65, Larry, you're in for a lot of these!

At 02:13 PM 1/1/2007, you wrote:
>Just got a card from the Social Security Administration touting their
>"Senior Final Expense Program" option.  In a subsequent sentence,
>they do clarify that it's for funeral expenses.  (Gee, and I was
>thinking they were just going to give me a free ride after that final
>So between the "senior" and the "final" they're covering their bases.
>But this has obviously been around for quite a while, and there are
>34,700 google hits for "final expense" + Social Security.
>I should tell my seniors complaining about their finals that things
>could be worse...
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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