Previously, I really only saw the joke of calling a coroner a crowner. Hey – these guys are dumb! Or have an exceptionally colorful dialect! Either way – funny stuff! But I have a comedy mind. So I will often see the joke before I see something else. Now – though – the sense of a crowner is much richer than just a funny way to say coroner. A king is a crowner. He crowns his heir and his wife – a long line of crowns. And with the divine right of kings – a crowner might also be God. God is your only king-maker. Your only crownmaker. And so on. With the simple (mis)pronunciation joke, the crowner’s quest is like the coroner’s inquest or question. But a King’s quest is a different law entirely. And a God’s quest even more so.