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ntikeren
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:27:50 AM
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[quote=ARAN87908]In chinese :“recover your IDcard”......

Like this!!! Dancing
srkdr68
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:35:36 AM
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Attained the lotus feet of Lord
Reached the abode of God
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:13:26 AM

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srkdr68 wrote:
Attained the lotus feet of Lord
Reached the abode of God


anyone else notice that (nearly) all the American and European contributions are comic and earthy, while the Indian ones are more spiritual.

I know, a small sample size, but does it say something deeper about attitudes?
Tovarish
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:31:01 AM
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Aussies make fun of every thing, we cant help our selves.
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:39:45 AM

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Tovarish wrote:
Aussies make fun of every thing, we cant help our selves.


Sorry, I forgot about you aussies. Or was deliberately excluding you from a philosophical question, take your pick!d'oh!
Alias
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:43:14 AM
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Thanks Toots that reminded me of another one.

Cactus....as in: He fell off the bridge...yep he's cactus now.. It doesnt always mean dead..just beyond help...which sometimes is dead....!!
mllwpbfl
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:44:57 AM
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Check out this link for Death Euphamisms: http://www.bored.com/deathslang/
pi
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:49:41 AM
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Topic is Euphemism for Dying. Not already dead.

so Kicking the Bucket.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:19:26 AM

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Final log out
Change of the Diocese
Sail to eternity
Cast the spoon in the nook
Go over the border
One-way ticket
pedro
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:32:45 AM
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he has 'moved on' or he has had a 'change of plan'
blue2
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:25:29 AM

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worldsclyde wrote:
Isn't there a French saying something like, smelling daisies by the roots?


There's a similar Greek one, "sees the dandelions from underneath(the roots)"
GabhSigenod
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Euphemism for dying = Gone to take a dirt nap.
pedro
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:47:10 AM
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I recall a tale of somebody being tactfully asked by a well wisher at her husbands funeral how his demise had come about and her replying that he had 'died of nothing'. It would be interesting to die of nothing just for the experience (try anything once as they say).
redgriffin
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:10:35 PM
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You All forgot a real old one
Gone West
guitar53
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:15:17 PM

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not lost, but gone before... d'ya want to do it again? (Mother's Lament - Cream)
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:42:14 PM

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Finnish equivalent for pushing daisies: kasvaa koiranputkea (sprouting Cow Parsley)
HWNN1961
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Parked his car in the Gargoyle Garage....I gotta keep that one!


"Negative Patient Outcome"...Alias, did you work previously for the USG???? It sounds like something from their dictionary to me!
worldsclyde
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:14:41 PM
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Elvis has left the building.
2thescream
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:59:05 PM
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Making friends with the undertaker.
Taking his last ride.
He took a long walk off a short pier.
He's saying hello to (insert dead relative name here).
dlux3
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:08:03 PM
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Alias wrote:
worldsclyde wrote:
Y'all are gonna make ME say it, aint ya.

PUSHING UP DAISIES!


Its already been done Clyde!

Dlux wrote:
Basting the formaldehyde turkey? I was trying to work formaldehyde in there somehow but wow. How about doing the formaldehyde foxtrot? The terminal two-step? Bezelbubs boogie?

I figure if one was hit by a bus one would void their bowels on impact making the need for clean underwear superflous. In fact any underwear at that point would be surplus to requirement.

Alias wrote: my mum said I should always wear clean undies just in case I get hit by a bus and need to go to hospital.....I figured if I see the bus coming my undies are not going to remain clean long !!!
I think if you check that is precisely my point D. How does that saying go...Imitation is the greatest form of flattery....(laughs)

BTW I was a bit leary of using the basting the turkey one cos as you probably know it has been used as a rather graphic euphemism for (clears throat) masturbation. But it was too good to pass up. I like the Terminal Tango and Belzebubs Boogie...yours? clever...Applause


Without being pedantic A you did say 'if you saw the bus coming', and you know what they say, you never see the one that gets you.

Anyhoo, yes, formaldehyde foxtrot, terminal two-step and bezelbubs boogie are mine. I like terminal tango better though. Also doing the formaldehyde funk, which works on two levels. As does the rigor mortis rock. Rigor mortis rocks hard!

dlux3
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:16:02 PM
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thar wrote:
srkdr68 wrote:
Attained the lotus feet of Lord
Reached the abode of God


anyone else notice that (nearly) all the American and European contributions are comic and earthy, while the Indian ones are more spiritual.

I know, a small sample size, but does it say something deeper about attitudes?



I think Johnny Nash said it best when he sang 'I can see clearly now, the rain has gone'. I refer to 'the rain' as religion, and 'gone' as the yoke of those myths removed.

The West is more secular.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:03:44 PM

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redgriffin wrote:
You All forgot a real old one
Gone West


No, we didn't ;-)
Seeker
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:30:58 PM
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Left the planet!
Tovarish
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:51:47 PM
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Thar, its been done by experts!

Passed over

Passed away

Toddled off

Gone South

Or Hit the Old Frog & Toad, permanently!
Alias
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 3:37:16 AM
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Dlux3 said: I think Johnny Nash said it best when he sang 'I can see clearly now, the rain has gone'. I refer to 'the rain' as religion, and 'gone' as the yoke of those myths removed.

What you smokin over there in Troy, Dlux?

ludic
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 3:49:08 AM

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dlux3 wrote:


I think Johnny Nash said it best when he sang 'I can see clearly now, the rain has gone'. I refer to 'the rain' as religion, and 'gone' as the yoke of those myths removed.

The West is more secular.


If you speak on the behalf of The West, dlux3, you sure don't present a very educated picture - muddling myths, religion, secularity and spirituality up... Sick
pedro
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:36:01 AM
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Unless I've missed it there is one phrase that priests and other speakers at funerals would use to confuse young children trying courageously to come to terms with their beloved's demise and that is "He's not dead. He's NEXT DOOR!"
TOOTS
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:38:37 AM
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if its a euphemism for dying that's needed, you could always use "croaking"

blueberry
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 5:03:55 AM
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kicked the church bell
(western and spiritual at the same time)
Rama
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:18:10 PM
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reach the quietus
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 5:16:52 PM

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That was a good one, Rama.
Direct loan from Latin quietus, at rest. Those who are at rest or dead are usually very quiet.
I didn't know quietus was an English word as well.
RuthP
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 5:30:51 PM

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Excellent Rama!
Online Oxford Dictionary: quietus

Generalizing from the origin here, it looks like this is related to the, relatively frequently used, phrase 'to be quit (of something). Wow.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 5:51:15 PM

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Have to create couple of my own, too:

He went to meet the Overhead Honcho (or Supreme Judge)
He swings now in the starry cradle
He is mutated to a game of the Ghosbusters
GreenSleeves
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 6:45:44 PM
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blue2 wrote:
worldsclyde wrote:
Isn't there a French saying something like, smelling daisies by the roots?


There's a similar Greek one, "sees the dandelions from underneath(the roots)


Manger les pissenlits par la racine, a French proverb with a gastronomic black humor:

The leafs did make delicious salads, (but now...
GreenSleeves
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 7:05:42 PM
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Thar wrote:
srk dr68 wrote:
Attained the lotus feet of Lord
Reached the abode of God


anyone else notice that (nearly) all the American and European contributions are comic and earthy, while the Indian ones are more spiritual.

I know, a small sample size, but does it say something deeper about attitudes?


That is the reason why sometimes, one feels confronted with Ancients Civilisations, I dare to think, (it's just a feeling)
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