Graves vs. Cemets

“Another pretty graveyard! And right next to the road!”

“It’s a cemetery.”


“It’s a graveyard. See the graves? I don’t see any cemets.”

“It’s a cemetery, people don’t like using the word graveyard anymore.”


“Well, la de da! Graveyard has been the word for eons, and who are these people anyway?”

He shakes his head.

“Well, I’m going to research this and show you!”

A day later.

“Okay, here’s the scoop. A graveyard is usually a burial section next to a church building. Cemetery comes from the Greek koimeterion and that means dormitory or resting place, and it’s usually a burial area located around the outskirts of town. Cemeteries happened when towns became populated and the graveyards got too full. Interesting.”

“So, I was right.”


“Okay, you were right about the cemetery business (gag) but not that people don’t like using the word graveyard anymore!”

He shakes his head, but with a triumphant, yet wisely invisible, smile.


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