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    mat/certain assurance company

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    When she reached home she found that the post had
    brought her a letter which Berta had taken from the mat
    and put upon the gate-legged table. The address was
    typewritten, and the long buff envelope bore in the top
    left-hand corner the printed words ‘Certain Future
    Assurance Company’.


    Is "mat" a doormat?

    Is "Certain Future Assurance Company" the name of the company? I know there are some "Future Assurance Companies" but not "Certain"?

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    Re: mat/certain assurance company

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi


    When she reached home she found that the post had
    brought her a letter which Berta had taken from the mat
    and put upon the gate-legged table. The address was
    typewritten, and the long buff envelope bore in the top
    left-hand corner the printed words ‘Certain Future
    Assurance Company’.


    Is "mat" a doormat?

    Is "Certain Future Assurance Company" the name of the company? I know there are some "Future Assurance Companies" but not "Certain"?
    Yes and yes.

    We frequently shorten doormat to mat.

    "Certain Future" seems like quite a good name for an insurance company (or whatever an assurance company is). It suggests that they are going to help you make sure your future is more secure.

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