Cemetery: No, You Can't Put the F-Word on a Grave

Family sought expletive-laden inscription
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 10, 2013 9:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – Despite a family's wishes, visitors to a Massachusetts cemetery won't be seeing the F-word on any headstones. After 23-year-old Sonny Santiago died in a February car accident, his family asked the maker of his headstone to write a controversial inscription: "You gonna remember the damn name/ I give a f— if I die with no damn friends/ I got my fam by my side and that’s until the end."

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The maker sent the lines to the Pine Grove Cemetery, whose commissioners opposed "any and all inappropriate language." "We are saying no to the F-word," said the chairman. The family has accepted the decision, and they're replacing the words with a different inscription, from a song written by Santiago; the new one doesn't contain explicit lyrics, his sister-in-law tells the Daily Item. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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