Re: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?
Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:07 pm
A "shocking" death is if anything an even more explicit hint there.John Clarke wrote: ↑Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:02 pmIn some death notices, you'll see the word "unexpectedly". This might be "code" for something, but I wouldn't like to say what.Kevin Thurlow wrote: ↑Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:39 pm"I hadn't though that cause of death might be a bit distressing on some occasions. I think journalistic etiquette is "after a short illness" and "after a long illness""
Yes. In extreme cases, for example, I'm informed that unfortunately when suicide is reported, some people who read the reports are more likely to try it themselves. I don't think we would want that...