Mudcat Café message #2412475 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113441   Message #2412475
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
13-Aug-08 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: What murder ballad is the saddest? [songs]
Subject: RE: What murder ballad is the saddest?
The word(s) to characterize Old Shep is/are "put down", "kill", or "euthanize", but not "murder". Besides that "murder" applies only to humans, "murder" implies ill will toward the victim. The putting down of Old Shep is done out of pity or mercy.

Dave Oesterreich