2 posts tagged with death by Jeff Howard.
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The Late Thomas Jefferson?

What are the guidelines for referring to a deceased individual as "late"? [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Jan 27, 2010 - 12 answers

History of the abbreviation R.I.P.

The abbreviation R.I.P. stands for the Latin "Reqiescat in Pace." I'm trying to get past the insensitivity of not bothering to spell out the epitaph on someone's tombstone and instead concentrate on understanding why and how this convention originated. [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Feb 23, 2005 - 25 answers

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