Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Thu Jan 29 10:08:48 UTC 2009

For those interested, these kinds of cross-Atlantic differences came up in
a discussion on my blog:

The book mentioned there, The Dead Beat by Marilyn Johnson, also discusses
this a bit.


--On 28 January 2009 15:41 -0500 Victor <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> No, no one died and caused me to write an obit to the list. Rather, I
> came across an article that covers various distinctions between
> "obituaries" and "death notices", mostly in UK vs. Canada context. In
> fact, the piece appears in the "Expat" section of the Telegraph. For
> one, the author, Jack Meadows, seems to have an obsession with narrowing
> down the definition of "obituary. It might be of interest. I'll try to
> keep the bandwidth down by not reproducing the piece in its entirety.
> s-an-obituary.html
>     VS-)

Dr M Lynne Murphy
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