Funeral Terminology: Coffins and Caskets
“So, is it a coffin or a casket? This type of post is common among funeral blogs my google search tells me, which means there are apparently still plenty out there that are ignorant to the difference…. Technically, according to the Australian Museum, coffin is the general term for the receptacles in which human remains are buried. A coffin, by definition with respect to the funeral industry, is a case or receptacle for human remains which is anthropoid in shape with six or eight sides. Thus, coffins are tapered…” READ MORE.