Funny things to say when someone dies
John Dies at the End Quotes by David Wong
George Carlin - Things We Say When People Die
50 Things To Say When Someone Dies
For centuries, our fear of the d-word has spawned a whole array of bizarre metaphors. So where exactly did they come from? Some of us pop our clogs, others simply kick the bucket, while the really fortunate ones go to a better place — leafy Surrey, perhaps — or off to meet their Maker. It seems a surprising number of us in the UK will say just about anything to avoid saying the d-word, so scared are we of being too blunt about it. Of course, tip-toeing around the topic is understandable.
We recently asked WYG readers about the best and worst things anyone has said to them in their grief, hoping for some specific examples that we might then be able to offer as guidance to all those seeking answers. And though they provided some amazing insight, things still remain — well — complicated. Why is this so tricky? Also, timing can make all the difference, so you may just have the bad luck of picking the wrong moment. Or, you might be the right person to say something to one friend or family member, but the wrong person to say it to another.
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The recent death of my father was undoubtedly the least funny event of my entire life. It came as a savage shock to me, like a stranger approaching me on the street and punching me in the face. Now I find myself banjaxed with grief: for my father, for my family and for myself. The streets are awash with pain. The sick and the destitute. Pain is real, and it is brutal, and in the midnight of our pain we are utterly alone.