Date: Wed, 23 Feb 1994 10:27:48 CST
From: Glen Accardo glen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SOFTINT.COM
Subject: Strange Advertisement
I've been lurking on this list for a while. But when I saw this sign,
I just had to ask. There is something rather odd about it, but I
understand what they are saying. The sign is for a funeral home and
says "We honor the passing of a lifetime: with dignity and care."
I've never seen the word "passing" used with "of a lifetime." I've passed
on many "deals of a lifetime," and "chances of a lifetime." I've wittnessed
and had "performances of a lifetime," and seen "once in a lifetime" events.
I understand "passing away," "passing on," etc., so the metaphor seems okay,
but what is it about "passing" that makes it sound so wrong in this add?
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