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Best Euphemism for death and dying....

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2016 05:25 am
@tsarstepan,
That's more of a rhyming slang threat than a euphemism.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2016 07:37 am
@izzythepush,
I'll never understand Cockney rhyming slang.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2016 08:43 am
@tsarstepan,
The rhyme isn't usually so obvious as bread/dead. Usually the rhyming part of the phrase is hidden. So much so that people use it without even knowing it's (rhyming) slang.

Butchers is a case in question, 'Let's have a butchers,' means 'Let me look at that.' The rhyming phrase is Butcher's hook - look, but the hook is dropped. It's meant to confuse, like a thief's cant.
Bonnie98
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 03:04 am
@boomerang,
As I like classical literature, It seems to me ''Hamlet sleep" is one of the best.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 25 Nov, 2017 08:43 am
@izzythepush,
https://i.imgur.com/8lyURwk.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2021 01:38 pm
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2021 10:14 pm
Nature's way of telling you to slow down.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2022 08:53 am
Learned a new one (or a very old one to others). Dance the Paddington frisk.
Being hung at the gallows in Paddington, England.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2022 09:11 am
@tsarstepan,
That is very old Paddington isn't really known as a place of execution, not like Tyburn or Newgate.

It's not in the Telegraph's top eleven London execution sites which is what popped up when I googled it.

It's new to me, it must be really obscure.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2022 09:27 am
Ian Banks wrote a book called The Crow Road.

Going down the crow road is dying.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2022 10:07 am
Spandau ballet refers to hangings of Nazi prisoners at Spandau. Your imagination can fill in the rest, I'm sure.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2022 10:23 pm
@hingehead,
Quote:
Nature's way of telling you to slow down.


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