Thursday, January 13, 2005

A VERB BEFORE DYING

Norma has a very interesting post on the euphemisms that are used by her local obit pages, among them:
  • fell asleep in the Lord
  • was promoted to Glory
  • was welcomed into Heaven
  • reunited with his beloved
  • went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ
I invite my readers to submit their favorite standard or newly invented euphemisms, and then I'll post my favorites of those.

I'll start you off with a few oldies:
  • was gathered to his people
  • his spirit departed
  • bought the farm
  • went on permanent vacation
  • went to that great golf course in the sky
And a few new ones:
  • went to the land of free TiVos and flatscreens
  • has joined Chris Farley and John Belushi for dinner and a speedball
  • is dancing with Jessica Tandy
  • is writing in the land where there are no deadlines
  • is surfing to the end of the World Wide Web
  • was handpicked for God's new reality series
  • is dining at the restaurant where every dish has zero Points
Now it's your turn...


7 Comments:

At 3:24 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger Z said...

My friend Donna wants hers to say she is now singin' in the rain with Gene Kelly...

 
At 4:02 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger writersbloc gal said...

from the vaults of Monty Python:

O: Well, o'course it was nailed there! If I hadn't nailed that bird down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars, bent 'em apart with its beak, and VOOM! Feeweeweewee!

C: "VOOM"?!? Mate, this bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four million volts through it! E's bleedin' demised!

O: No no! 'E's pining!

C: 'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be
pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!

 
At 5:41 PM, January 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My personal favorite is "taking a dirt nap."

-Ginger

 
At 7:06 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger dzw said...

Check out http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6821600/
for the top ten Keebler Elf euphemisms for death.

 
At 10:16 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger Girl Seeking said...

I enjoy as a "serious" euphimism: "Has passed from these troubled shores..." because it always makes me think they have gone on to a beach on the Riviera.

Less seriously, I think when I die, I want my obit to say, "[my name] has gone on to the Big Rock Candy Mountain." (I've been watching too much O Brother Where Art Thou! But the soundtrack is so pretty.)

 
At 10:45 PM, January 14, 2005, Blogger PepGiraffe said...

Kicked the bucket.

 
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Thursday, January 13, 2005

A VERB BEFORE DYING

Norma has a very interesting post on the euphemisms that are used by her local obit pages, among them:
  • fell asleep in the Lord
  • was promoted to Glory
  • was welcomed into Heaven
  • reunited with his beloved
  • went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ
I invite my readers to submit their favorite standard or newly invented euphemisms, and then I'll post my favorites of those.

I'll start you off with a few oldies:
  • was gathered to his people
  • his spirit departed
  • bought the farm
  • went on permanent vacation
  • went to that great golf course in the sky
And a few new ones:
  • went to the land of free TiVos and flatscreens
  • has joined Chris Farley and John Belushi for dinner and a speedball
  • is dancing with Jessica Tandy
  • is writing in the land where there are no deadlines
  • is surfing to the end of the World Wide Web
  • was handpicked for God's new reality series
  • is dining at the restaurant where every dish has zero Points
Now it's your turn...


7 Comments:

At 3:24 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger Z said...

My friend Donna wants hers to say she is now singin' in the rain with Gene Kelly...

 
At 4:02 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger writersbloc gal said...

from the vaults of Monty Python:

O: Well, o'course it was nailed there! If I hadn't nailed that bird down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars, bent 'em apart with its beak, and VOOM! Feeweeweewee!

C: "VOOM"?!? Mate, this bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four million volts through it! E's bleedin' demised!

O: No no! 'E's pining!

C: 'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be
pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!

 
At 5:41 PM, January 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My personal favorite is "taking a dirt nap."

-Ginger

 
At 7:06 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger dzw said...

Check out http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6821600/
for the top ten Keebler Elf euphemisms for death.

 
At 10:16 PM, January 13, 2005, Blogger Girl Seeking said...

I enjoy as a "serious" euphimism: "Has passed from these troubled shores..." because it always makes me think they have gone on to a beach on the Riviera.

Less seriously, I think when I die, I want my obit to say, "[my name] has gone on to the Big Rock Candy Mountain." (I've been watching too much O Brother Where Art Thou! But the soundtrack is so pretty.)

 
At 10:45 PM, January 14, 2005, Blogger PepGiraffe said...

Kicked the bucket.

 
At 2:17 AM, April 18, 2005, Anonymous promlist said...

ShopShop.com - Prom Dresses - Bridesmaid Dresses - Prom Gowns - Bridesmaid Gowns.We offer prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, prom gowns, bridesmaid gowns and flower girl dresses.
URL: http://www.shopshop.com

 

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