Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Morbid luck

When my parents visited recently, my dad noted that the local newsagents had ''Golden Casket'' signs:  he asked what that was about.

It's the name of the govt. lottery.

He pointed out that the use of ''casket'' reflects a cultural difference.  In AU, I guess it suggestes a treasure chest full of riches.  In the U.S., a casket tends to refer to a coffin.

Good point.


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