101 Ways to say someone died without saying someone died (as found on tombstones)


Image by Caitlin Hopkins

Grad student Caitlin Hopkins has great blog chronicling her dissertation research on tombstones. She has compiled a list of 101+ ways a tombstone can say that someone died without saying someone died and here are some of my favorites

92 Was casually shot
35 Her longing spirit sprung
28 Was Barbarously Murdered in his Own Home by Gages Bloody Troops
56  Was Found Lashed to the Mast of His Sunken and Ill-Fated Vessel
57 Began to dissolve
101 I am only going into another room
78 Left it

Source Vast Public Indifference, Boing Boing