How to Talk
(And Know Death)
How to Converse

Neither shake thy head, feet, or legges; Rowle not thine eyes. Lift not one of thine eye-browes higher than thine other. Wry not thy mouth. Take heed that with thy spettle thou bedew not his face with whom thou speakest, and to that end approach not too nigh him.

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How to Tell if Someone
Is or Is Not Dead
c. 1380
Moreover, if there is any doubt as to whether a person is or is not dead, apply lightly roasted onion to his nostrils, and if he be alive, he will immediately scratch his nose.
--- Elizabeth Archibald
The Guardian
18 June 2015
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