A dictionary of death

The fellows of the Oblong table are discussing the English language and the general meaning of words.

This veers in the direction of all the different words used to mean “death” or “murder”.

“The English are very specific about the type of murder and who or how one gets killed,” says Nikita. “They have a different word for each type of death. For example if you kill yourself, it`s called suicide. If you kill your father it`s patricide, for mother it`s matricide, and if you kill the whole tribe it`s genocide.”

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