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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:51 PM

Why, when someone dies, are they spoken of as a "body" or "corpse"? [View all]

It really bothers me. Why not just say the name of the person and let it be? Why dissociate the person from their body, by saying things like "A corpse was found" rather than "So-and-so was found dead" etc?

"The body of..." WTF? Why not just "Jane Doe" or whatever their name was.

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