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Old 16-06-2011, 11:54   #16
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Re: Passing

At the risk of topic drift - refererring to someone as "The Late" XXXX has always struck me as a bit of an odd one, albeit very practical (in alerting folks to the status?! of the dead person). Not sure how unviversal that term is.
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Old 16-06-2011, 12:37   #17
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Can't believe nobody's yet brought up the Monty Python Dead Parrot sketch, with all the synonyms!

"pining for the fjords"
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Old 16-06-2011, 13:07   #18
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Nope, I intend to die. My parents are dead. My dog...is dead. If I pass, it's for white.
If I pass, it's gas.
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Old 16-06-2011, 14:02   #19
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Re: Passing

I've noticed too that the term "passed" is used more nowadays than the term "passed away" which essentially is a less harsh way of saying died. I didn't start hearing the term "passed" until about 30 years ago and heard it more in the Afro American community. Am I wrong in assuming it started as an ethnic term?

The "late" Mr. Smith will no doubt be very late if you are going to wait for him. That definitely is an English term?

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Old 16-06-2011, 15:42   #20
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If I pass, it's gas.
They can start making Soylent Green the day after I snuff it...not before.
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Old 16-06-2011, 15:45   #21
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The "late" Mr. Smith will no doubt be very late if you are going to wait for him. That definitely is an English term?
Contrast that with the term late as found in "police are searching for a late-model Ford Something".

Apparently, "late" in "late model" means "fairly new and recognizably so". I thought, due to the whole "death" connotation, that it meant "near death" and therefore meant "18 year old rusty beater with a Flintstones floor scheme".

My plastic is "classic", although my original engine is "late".
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Old 16-06-2011, 17:23   #22
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Now that's what they're gonna say about me.
I want an Irish Wake and a Viking Funeral.
I like that idea, but it seems a shame to attend a wake, particularly your own and not touch a drop...
Might have the wake part annually, just in case
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at a wake even a teetotaller is allowed to hang one on.....if ye do not drink a an irish wake , is a sin against man, gods, and the too be dead....and i willcroak while kicking the bucket and swim with the fishies the day after my irish wake.celebrate life and living!! do no tevr refer to me as late--lol i will haunt forever the ones do that...

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I don't like it, it's a lie. The dude's dead, he didn't pass anything. Polite or not, it's a lie.
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I'm like D O J in regards to the late Mr. XXXX. After all he's the first one to the funeral, first one in the grave, but never leaves...
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I've always thought the sailors version of dying was "drug his anchor".

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Re: Passing

I thought that was "drogue his anchor"! I seldom pass anything sailing and don't pass up on a beer when offered and as for the gas ... I'll pass.
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The only things I pass are gas and the odd kidney stone.
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Agree "passed" means passing from one life to another...hopefully the one we learned about as kids. However, I still like what a friend of mine had inscribed on his tombstone---" I Told You I was Sick "
spike milligan used that one as well
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Agree "passed" means passing from one life to another...hopefully the one we learned about as kids. However, I still like what a friend of mine had inscribed on his tombstone---" I Told You I was Sick "

spike milligan used that one as well


Sorry, I've never heard of the man but I guess my friend had!!
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