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Best Euphemism for death and dying....

 
 
Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:09 pm
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Weekend Competition: Kicking the Bucket
This weekend, co-vocabularists are invited to propose favorite (or novel) euphemisms for death.

All of us, one day, will be pushing up the daisies or going to meet our maker and we might as well be euphemistic when we finally give up the ghost.

Funereal flowers will be awarded for the most curious and unusual offerings.

http://schott.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/09/weekend-competition-kicking-the-bucket/?hp#preview

I submitted Dining out with maggots.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:11 pm
bought the farm.

I don't know why, this phrase always make me sad and calm at the same time.

Joe(unlike: didn't make it)Nation
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:16 pm
@Joe Nation,
It's one of the most common though I wonder what its providence is.
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:25 pm
feeding worms
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:29 pm
You mentioned it already, but I always liked pushing up the daisies. And also, feeding the fishies.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:37 pm
@littlek,
Pushing up the daisies is so cute and benign sounding that it works.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:48 pm
dead, dead as a doornail.
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:51 pm
Snuffed out
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:52 pm
The ones that have always bothered me are anything that has to do with "pass".

Soandso "passed" last night.

It sounds like Soandso did well on a test.

My Father in Law always says (and he says some crazy ****) that "Soandso went to Memphis".

I know he meant Memphis, Egypt but whenever I had to travel to Tennessee I always got a bit nervous.
Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 07:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
Pretty much everything in the Dead Parrot Sketch works for me.



My favorite? Prolly "pining for the fjords".
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 08:00 pm
Croaked.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 08:13 pm
@realjohnboy,
But we are supposed to come up with new ones, eh?
"Six feet under but still voting Dem." - Ican
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 08:15 pm
@realjohnboy,
A little bit of a Chicago/Mayor Daly spin to it. Wink
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 08:18 pm
When I went to my dads funeral, I later spent some time visiting a friend.
We went into a gift store, and he started looking at sympathy cards.

He started reading some to me, and I was trying not to laugh (guess you had to be there)

I totally lost it though, and had to literally sit down on the floor laughing from one card that began....

"He's not here right now"
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 08:33 pm
@tsarstepan,

Its only MOLTING.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 08:38 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
... "He's not here right now"

He'll be back in a minute! Laughing
Eva
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 08:52 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
..."He's not here right now"


"Would you care to leave a message?"
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 08:56 pm
@Reyn,
chai2 wrote:
... "He's not here right now"
Reyn wrote:

He'll be back in a minute! Laughing
Let 's see if I can remember this accurately
(from a plaque on the wall of the City Hall of Yonkers, NY, about 30 years ago):

B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an Old Book
its Contents torn Out and Striped of its Lettering and Gilding,
Lies Here, food for worms, but the Work shall not be lost;
for it will (as he Believed) Appear once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition
Revised and Corrected By the Author.

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roger
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 09:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

It's one of the most common though I wonder what its providence is.


The farm is a plot of real estate about 3' X 6'.
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jul, 2010 09:45 pm
The final curtain
 

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