Why do we say “who gave you a candle at this funeral?”

You are with your friends talking about soccer and suddenly your father-in-law appears and says: “Why don’t you do something more productive?” Immediately, you ask him, “Excuse me, But who gave him a candle at this funeral? “

Do you know where the phrase comes from? Enter the video to find out.

(*) Charlie López is the author of the books Why we say, In one word Y Behind the words and former professor of Discourse Analysis (UBA).

By Charlie López.