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Jun 15, 2014
Humour

Epitaph Laughs

I was in a second-hand bookshop this week and couldn't resist picking up a collection of comic verse, enticed by the dust jacket which looks like Comic Sans is having a tussle with a telephone cable.

 

 

Printed in 1942 I was worried that the humour might be as dry as the yellowing pages but I found this gem, an epitaph for a dentist:

 

Stranger! Approach this spot with gravity!

John Brown is filling his last cavity.

 

And I also liked one about a man named John Bun:

 

Here lies John Bun,

He was killed by a gun,

His name was not Bun, but Wood,

But Wood would not rhyme with gun, but Bun would.

 

I like to imagine there's a graveyard somewhere filled with epitaphs such as these, much like the graveyard from a Simpsons Halloween episode, but for now I'll just have to be content with the ones I've exhumed from this book.

 

 

Mark is a freelancer who specialises in creative copywriting and content creation. Starting out as a freelance blogger he's experienced at putting his copywriting skills to work on a variety of subjects and can easily turn his hand to different styles. In his years as a freelance writer he's always brought a creative edge to everything he's written. 

In addition to being a freelance copywriter and a hard-working wordsmith Mark has also forged other forms of content for the web and print working as a photographer, video editor and a general content creator on a freelance basis. 

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Based in Devon Mark lives within questing distance of the UK's Middle Earth aka Dartmoor. He likes his detectives hard-boiled, his eggs runny, and his time travel non-paradoxical.

These are the freelance content creation services available from Mark:

  • Freelance copywriting
  • Freelance blog creation
  • Freelance writing
  • Freelance photography
  • Freelance video editing

If you need a freelance writer, photographer, or video editor get in touch with Mark to find out how he can help:

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