Date: Wed, 23 Feb 1994 10:27:48 CST From: Glen Accardo 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? glen accardo Software Interfaces, Inc. Houston, Texas 77084 glen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ------------------------- "Did the Corinthians ever write back?"