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Old 10-05-2019, 08:22 AM
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My take: there's sort of a taboo about the "d" word among some people. So euphemisms are used instead. "Passed away" is a very gentile way of putting it.

Also because of such superstition-like attitudes, discussing how a person went to meet their maker is to be avoided. So they are all lumped together.

Last edited by ftg; 10-05-2019 at 08:24 AM.