Clapping and appplause at funerals. Is it appropiate.

halomonkey said:
Perhaps herein lies the problem. Civvies do not know the difference. They have seen returning soldiers march through towns and being applauded. They then transpose that onto the return of the fallen. A quick lesson in etiquette before the cortege arrives may help. Or perhaps it being pointed out that if they would not applaud the arrival of the coffin of their own loved ones, is it really appropriate to do it to the arrival of someone else's loved one?
Maybe one of the old boys at WB could get a megaphone and brief up the greif ghouls.
 
chocolate_frog said:
halomonkey said:
Perhaps herein lies the problem. Civvies do not know the difference. They have seen returning soldiers march through towns and being applauded. They then transpose that onto the return of the fallen. A quick lesson in etiquette before the cortege arrives may help. Or perhaps it being pointed out that if they would not applaud the arrival of the coffin of their own loved ones, is it really appropriate to do it to the arrival of someone else's loved one?
Maybe one of the old boys at WB could get a megaphone and brief up the greif ghouls.
Then bang goes the last semblance of "spontaneity".

IMO a very moving and typicaly British way of showing respect has been hijacked. Good intentions, bad taste. (clapping etc.)
 

ancienturion

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Is it appropriate?
No, it is not.
The funeral and the cortege should be treated with respect.
The wake is for the fun of remembering the life which has past.
 
You lot get off your high horses - not one of you writes the 'rules'. For some, it is a good thing. For others, it isn't. If people are not told what to do, they will make it up. Some cultures encourage it, some don't. Just make sure your will has your last sad instructions in there - it might be the only time someone actually listens to you.
 
Mr_C_Hinecap said:
You lot get off your high horses - not one of you writes the 'rules'. For some, it is a good thing. For others, it isn't. If people are not told what to do, they will make it up. Some cultures encourage it, some don't. Just make sure your will has your last sad instructions in there - it might be the only time someone actually listens to you.
Depends what you are talking about.
 
things to talk about on here ...... M.Jackson .. Walts...joining up...getting out..."ganners"...and respect.... after that they do seem to ignore.


oh and things getting "dusty"
 

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