View Poll Results: When YOU die, how should people refer to your dead body?
Dead Body 5 4.67%
Cadaver 1 0.93%
Carcass 9 8.41%
Corpse 20 18.69%
Stiff 1 0.93%
Remains 8 7.48%
Carrion 1 0.93%
Deceased 10 9.35%
Decedent 3 2.80%
Bones 0 0%
Skeleton 0 0%
Mortal Remains 4 3.74%
It 0 0%
People should just continue using my name, as if I were alive 10 9.35%
Other 35 32.71%
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:00 AM
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What term would you like used to refer to YOUR dead body?


Let's face it, we are all going to die. What happens to our soul/essence is unknown to science. But we'll all leave a dead body on this earth. Wills and the cooperation of loved ones allow us to hopefully determine the disposal of our body. But shouldn't we also have rights to how we are addressed?
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:26 AM
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"Corpse" is the basic term. Depending on the context I'd expect some of the others: skeleton will take quite a few years to be applicable, for example.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:29 AM
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I voted Other - "The body". "Dead body" seems redundant in that context.

I could also go with "Earthly vessel" or "Flesh-cage"
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:15 AM
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:24 AM
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If I'm to be buried, "Worm Food" and if to be cremated, "Prospective Pollution Protoplasm".
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:30 AM
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:00 AM
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Dead body is fine with me, but honestly, once I'm dead I really don't care what you call me. In fact, if I kill my self, you can say I committed suicide. You don't have to tip toe around and think that it somehow changes things or will offend my dead body less if you say I 'died by suicide'.
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Cremains.

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Leavin's... I want to be donated to a med school or something. I really don't much care at that point.
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What term would you like used to refer to YOUR dead body?


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Old 09-30-2019, 08:00 AM
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Carcass. It's the funniest one. Deceased and decedent would work if John Cleese said them, but he may not make it to my funeral.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:47 AM
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"Why would I care; I'm dead" needs to be an option.
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I'd prefer "the wuz" (especially if I wind up on TV news, which is famous for covering "fuzz and wuz").

Otherwise "cremains" suits me, at least until I'm sprinkled in the forest to nourish the habitat.
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I hope it isn't a thread shit to say that I honestly couldn't care less. I don't care if you bury me, cremate me or leave me for the vultures. I care even less what you call me when you decide to shove my dead body out the car into a ditch.

Why would I? I'm dead. All the cares in the world dissipate .

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Old 09-30-2019, 10:28 AM
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People should keep using my name, but as if I were dead.
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I honestly don't give a shit now, and I'm confident I will care even less after I am dead.
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Voted other, because I don't much care now, and won't care at all after I'm dead.

Another reason for the 'other' vote: if I were going to rate those options, a lot of them would be tied for 'that's OK'.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:45 AM
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:17 PM
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I voted 'other'. I prefer 'parts holder'. Once all the usable parts are gone, 'carcass' is probably fine.
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I don't care what you call my body, as long as you don't go around saying that I have "passed".
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:55 PM
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I voted "other", because I don't care. I make some effort to avoid offending bereaved people; but for myself, I refuse to invest any emotion in the matter.
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Another other, because what will I care? I'll be dead.
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A mummy. In a platinum sarcophagus. In a pyramid to rival Khufu's. My ba and ka must be appeased!

I don't care if it's a mouthful.

You asked what I want!
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I voted "Other". I really couldn't care less what people call my dead body, because I'll be dead.
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:33 PM
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:27 PM
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I don't care what term is used to refer to my body, but please just say I'm dead, not deceased, passed on, departed, succumbed, is in a better place, etc.
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I'd prefer Zombie Space Vegetable if I'm a vampire or Vampire Space Vegetable if I'm a zombie. Just to see if folks are paying attention. Otherwise, Stinky McDeadbody. Or if I'm lost at sea, Bob.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:12 PM
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Other - whatever works best for the people grieving and using or hearing it.

If that's degrading meat sack then they should use that. If it's "bits of departing wonder"...I have to question if they actually knew me. Still that's what they should use if it's true.
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Godot, because I'm coming back, so they should wait for me.
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"Other"

Because my long term ambition is to be a controversial fossil in the really distant future. But I suppose "Alley Oop" would be okay.
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I voted "other", because I don't care. I make some effort to avoid offending bereaved people; but for myself, I refuse to invest any emotion in the matter.
This. I was going to go with "carcass" or some other crude/blunt term, but there are a couple people in this world I sorta care about, and once I'm out everything is about them and their feels. So just call me whatever makes you most comfortable.
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I don't really want people referring to my body by any particular word. I want them screaming and fleeing in terror when my body climbs out of the casket and chases after them to feast on the flesh of the living.
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Chum.

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