It’s not what you think. I’m not talking about a house of death here. Can you decipher the meaning? I’ll give you a hint: this is what the Medical Examiner determines and is related to cause of death. I’ll post the answer in my next installment of Morgue Musing.
As part of every death investigation a medicolegal death investigator writes a narrative regarding the specific case. Often times misspelled words find their way into these reports. Also, innocently placed homophones can critically change the meaning of a sentence and sometimes make it humorous to read.
This type of thing also happen in exam reports when the transcriptionist types exactly what she hears. (Anticipate examples of this type in future posts.) They can be quite funny and sometimes difficult to decode.