Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:07 pm

John Clarke wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:02 pm
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...
In some death notices, you'll see the word "unexpectedly". This might be "code" for something, but I wouldn't like to say what.
A "shocking" death is if anything an even more explicit hint there.
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Re: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?

Post by John Cox » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:56 pm

Good grief. It seems extraordinarily mean-spirited to me to complain about obituaries of foreign GMs and well-known players. In my opinion they add to the forum.

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