The phrase 'sorry for your loss'

(227 Posts)
Numberlock Thu 26-Sep-13 11:10:13

It's so trite, where did it come from? It seems a fairly recent thing.

I can't stand euphemisms at the best of times, what's wrong with saying 'Sorry to hear about xxxx'?

'Loss' sounds like you've misplaced a handbag or credit card...

everlong Fri 27-Sep-13 21:38:32

Imagine bloody hell, yes at least get the spelling right!

When ds died one of DH's friends posted a card. It was a condolence card but with no message just a rushed scribbled autograph. That made me sad.

Imaginethat Fri 27-Sep-13 22:02:35

everlong Oh my gosh I would feel so hurt. Your son, your beautiful son. I'm so sorry.

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