Re: Question about vocabulary
The collective term is "the dead" but we don't use it to refer to individual or groups of dead relatives or friends. We are starting to hear more about "Day of the Dead" celebrations in the UK (November 1st) but it hasn't really caught on yet! The British are rather reserved about death and the idea of having a picnic and a party in a graveyard would appal many people. In addition, these days most people in the UK opt for cremation so there are fewer and fewer graves being dug and occupied. I read a news story just last week saying that we are running out of space for burials and might have to consider digging up older skeletons, re- burying them deeper and then burying someone else on top of them.
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