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Post by bikeralw Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:59 am

Why is it that when we talk of wars, earthquakes or other disasters, it's about how many folk died, the number of deaths etc.
It seems ok to use the 'D' words in such circumstances.
But when it's referring to an individual, a family member perhaps, the term 'passed' is increasingly used. 'Passed away' is fine, but shortening it seems daft. 

As that great philosopher Guy Martin once said, 'When you're dead you're dead'.
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Post by Cymro Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:43 am

I first heard that expression in Nigeria 40 years ago. I suspect that the use of that term on social media - together with the americanisation of the UK English language - is changing the usage in the UK. I saw an advert recently referring to a casket rather than a coffin. It's part of a trend to avoid plain speaking by using what is felt to be a softer euphemism.

But as you say, Al, dead is dead.

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Post by IanH Mon Nov 20, 2023 11:09 am

Not where I currently am, just an entry into the afterlife I'm going to get my 3d printer going whe back home and make the casks for my organs!!!

The above absolutely proves that brainwashing is possible, even with someone with a Cynics degree!!!
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