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    #1

    died x passed away

    What is the difference between this two expressions? Is there any religious/spiritual connotation on "pass away"?


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    Re: died x passed away

    The first is a direct statement of fact; The second is a euphemism used by those who find the direct statement an embarrassment.

    Other terms:

    Coffin fodder
    Pushing up daisies
    Gone to a better life

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    Re: died x passed away

    Thanks Anglika.

    I found myself this after I asked

    Online Etymology Dictionary

    but couldn't understand much.

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