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:Homer J. Simpson
We are richer for having lost him.
Why does the inscription say 'we are richer'? I suppose that it shows how Marge's sisters dislike him. Am I right?
Last edited by thedaffodils; 08-Nov-2008 at 02:23.
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.
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.