bier

a movable frame on which a coffin or a corpse is placed before burial or cremation or on which it is carried to the grave


Someone engaged in some witty wordplay a while back based on bier and its homophone, beer. David Crystal related the anecdote in his book, but I didn’t find it particularly engaging. I think it had something to do with the TV series “Six Feet Under” and Heineken beer.

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