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Corpse House (Funeral Home)

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on January 13, 2005

Apparently in certain parts of Northeatern Pennsylvania a funeral home is called a "corpse house". This is apparently a colloquial expression used by older folks, which you wouldn't see printed in a newspaper, etc. Our local nutty weatherman used the term on TV this morning.

Another old-fashioned name is "funeral parlor". It's formal rather than colloquial, but you don't hear that one much anymore.