Originally posted by Rob83 Casket is a synonym of Coffin.
Restroom = Bathroom
And they are shapped differently. A coffin is shaped more like the body where as a casket is just rectangular.
Actually I don't think a "bathroom is the same as a rest room.
A bathroom is the room in the house that has a bath and sometimes a shower in it. In some modern houses, due to size limitations or budget over-runs they don't actually install a bath just a shower, which means it should just be refered to as a "shower" but for some in-explicable reason we call it a bathroom.
A "restroom" I believe is a fancy name for "Toilet" now as you all will agree there is a distinct difference between a bath and a toilet, unless of course you are one of those individuals that pee in the bath.
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As cubision said, I believe they are synonymous. However, one word may or may not connote a certain formality above the other, and it seems to me that coffin would be that word. I have heard coffin used more than casket when referring to the "box" used at a funeral or burial service. That may just be a regional thing, or it may be universal.
Originally posted by JodoHost(Stephen) Actually I was thinking the coffin slides inside most caskets, the casket is the fancy box that is visible, one can also rent a casket (the fancy show) and be buried in a far CHEAPER pinebox coffin.
I have been around funerals quite a bit in my short life.
Yes, perhaps I had mixed up the word. Maybe it is "casket" that I so often hear. Either way, I've heard one used more than the other.