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Some Popular Phrases Have Origins in the Graveyard

We visit Houston’s National Museum of Funeral History and learn that some very popular phrases in the English language have origins in the graveyard. Subscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom. Email* First Name Last Name * required

We visit Houston’s National Museum of Funeral History and learn that some very popular phrases in the English language have origins in the graveyard.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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