Australian writer Colleen McCullough
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#BBCtrending: What not to say in an obituary

Would you like to be remembered for being fat and plain? You probably feel there is a lot more to you besides looks.

That's exactly how some Australians feel - they are sharing their "warts 'n' all" eulogies using the hashtag #MyOzObituary.

It's a tongue-in-cheek reaction to an obituary written about acclaimed author Colleen McCullough which described her as "plain of feature, and certainly overweight, nevertheless a woman of wit and warmth."

Video journalist: Neil Meads

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  • 30 Jan 2015
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