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    Question Homer Simpson's Tombstone

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    Homer Simpson deceived people into thinking that He died. So Marge's sisters got the news, and they went to Homer's and sent Marge a tombstone for Homer.

    There's an inscription on it as below:

    Homer J. Simpson

    We are richer for having lost him.
    Question:

    Why does the inscription say 'we are richer'? I suppose that it shows how Marge's sisters dislike him. Am I right?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Homer Simpson's Tombstone

    Yes!

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    Re: Homer Simpson's Tombstone

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes!
    Thank you, Anglika.

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    Re: Homer Simpson's Tombstone

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Episode:

    Homer Simpson deceived people into thinking that He died. So Marge's sisters got the news, and they went to Homer's and sent Marge a tombstone for Homer.

    There's an inscription on it as below:



    Question:

    Why does the inscription say 'we are richer'? I suppose that it shows how Marge's sisters dislike him. Am I right?

    Thanks!

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    Well, yes, but they're framing the sentence it in a way that makes it sound OK at first glance until you think about it.


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    Re: Homer Simpson's Tombstone

    The usual expression is, "We are richer for having known him."
    So, 'for having lost him" is the twist to the meaning: that Marge's sisters disliked him.
    Last edited by David L.; 25-Oct-2008 at 11:38.

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    Re: Homer Simpson's Tombstone

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    The usual expression is, "We are richer for having know him."
    So, 'for having lost him" is the twist to the meaning: that Marge's sisters disliked him.
    Hello David L.,

    Thank you for your input.

    Is "we are richer for having known him" usually said in the funeral ceremony? And I cannot say it to a living people , can I?

    Is it just a saying or a quote from the Bible? I got little info. of it via Google search.


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    Re: Homer Simpson's Tombstone

    It has become the kind of expression, almost a cliché, that is said of someone who has died. Because it is almost a cliché at funerals, to say 'we are richer for knowing him' about someone (still alive) would strike the listener as odd.
    I don't know when or where the expression originated.

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    Re: Homer Simpson's Tombstone

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    It has become the kind of expression, almost a cliché, that is said of someone who has died. Because it is almost a cliché at funerals, to say 'we are richer for knowing him' about someone (still alive) would strike the listener as odd.
    I don't know when or where the expression originated.
    Hi David L.,

    Thank you for your help again.

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