| | Re: On the problem of trust and pseudo-crypto-security
unruh <email@example.com> wrote in
> This argument is pointless. You do not undestand English.
> You do not understand the law. But you want to discuss
> English legal concepts.
Just to introduce a large red herring...
You DO know, I trust, that there is no such thing as a 'life
insurance' policy - there is only 'life assurance'. One can
only insure against a contingency - death is a certainty
(notwithstanding its date of occurence generally being
The better companies are careful about making the distinction.
Sadly, like so many other nuances in the language, it is being
lost through carelessness and ignorance - or worse,
deliberately, in the service of hucksterism (see below).
Yours in pedantry,
PS Even more sadly and to the even greater debasement of the
precision of the language, some insurance companies try to pass
off various products of theirs as offering life insurance versus
life assurance. O tempora, o mores!