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Old 16-06-2011, 04:28   #1
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I dont want to offend anyone here. Its a genuine question. So.....

I note that no one dies anymore they all PASS. Is that just a north american thing or is it a convention on this forum or??

For example When I talk about my Dad to people I mention that he died, not that he passed.
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Old 16-06-2011, 04:46   #2
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Many beliefs suggest that death is not the end, but a passing on to a better place.
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Old 16-06-2011, 04:48   #3
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I have found that people in politeness will sugar coat things. Others are more to the point with no bad intentions. Nothing wrong with being polite, or to the point IMHO.......i2f
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Old 16-06-2011, 04:48   #4
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Re: Passing

Maybe it hurts less that way.
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Re: Passing

I think the use of the term 'Pass' is indicitive of ones faith, but it does seem to be predominantly a North American coloquialism
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Re: Passing

Just as Blue Stocking posted.

We can always say, the old bastard kicked the bucket and is pushung up daisies, but saying passed is a whole lot more polite...
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Old 16-06-2011, 05:51   #7
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Re: Passing

Can't say I have ever really heard the word "passed" in common usage - sounds a bit like what an undertaker would say.

For "my" dead people I use the phrase "fell of his / her perch" - sometimes it is about making the other person comfortable (well, at least as comfortable as they can be after having just asked "how is xxxxx?" ).
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Re: Passing

im just glad i havent passed ...or fell off my perch.
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Re: Passing

We've always used the terms "passed away" and "died" synonymously and I assume "passed" is just a shortened version. Don't know why I used one sometime and sometimes the other? To me there is no difference.
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Old 16-06-2011, 07:21   #10
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Re: Passing

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Just as Blue Stocking posted.

We can always say, the old bastard kicked the bucket and is pushing up daisies, ...
Now that's what they're gonna say about me.
I want an Irish Wake and a Viking Funeral.
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Re: Passing

croaked, kick the bucket, died, expired, pushing up daisies, swim with fishies.....
whatever--we alll do it eventually---me --i will feed fishies.....
irish wake sounds good and viking funeral just means no one inherits the boat.....LOL goooood idea, actually-no fighting over the spoils..
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Looks like drinks and a seaside barbecue at redcobra's passing
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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 "
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I dont want to offend anyone here. Its a genuine question. So.....

I note that no one dies anymore they all PASS. Is that just a north american thing or is it a convention on this forum or??

For example When I talk about my Dad to people I mention that he died, not that he passed.
Nope, I intend to die. My parents are dead. My dog...is dead. If I pass, it's for white.
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Just as Blue Stocking posted.

We can always say, the old bastard kicked the bucket and is pushung up daisies, but saying passed is a whole lot more polite...
When asked how I am; I may say that I've kicked a few buckets and nothing has happened yet!!

But if I didn't like the person they had asked about... I would say: He died. Or gone to Hell in a hand basket.
If I did like the person....I would say: That they passed on to a greater reward. Or in Heaven waiting for his friends.

Having out lived all of my friends; that they are probably in heaven thinking that I've gone to Hell in a hand basket.
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