I never thought I had any strong feelings about this, but now I find that one of the terms used to talk about the loss of someone to death grates on my nerves. It has gotten to the point that when this term is used, I actually take a mental pause to think, “There’s that word ‘passed’ again.”
I'm a practical realist, I guess. Not particularly patient with euphemisms. To my mind, if you can’t say that someone died, and have to used expressions like’ passed’ it’s because you haven’t come to terms with the reality.
So what say you? Passed or Died?