We’ve all heard them - in fact, we’ve probably used them – those sometimes obscure references to death. The terms may be considered euphemistic, polite, even rather humorous slang, but they all indicate one thing - you’re “pushing up daisies.”
Source: A Grave Interest: Twelve Terms of Death
Can you come up with something new? "Pushing up daisies" is my favourite from the list by Joy Neighbors. She didn't add "dust in the wind", which may not be used often but is still descriptive and has a touch of the natural. Of course, so does "worm food" but not everyone wants to think about that one.
- Gone to the greener grass
- Meeting the ancestors
- Arguing with god
- Fatally absent
- Only in pictures
- Haunting, less haunted
- Permanently offline
I know some of those in my list aren't my own original idea but one or two are (as far as I know).