Language of Death
A special collection of more than 200 euphemisms, metaphors used in place of the words dying, death or dead. The collection also includes many of the often amusing slang expressions that people use when talking about death or dying.
Death & Dying language is often used in situations that have nothing to do with death, as part of the expressions used in daily conversations. This page provides a list of some of the more commonly used death, dying, and killing terms and expressions.
What do you call it when a sick patient deliberately chooses to end his or her own life? What term is used to describe this process? Are there other terms that better describe physician assisted suicide? President of the Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization, Derek Humphry, takes a look at some of the terms and euphemisms used to describe physician assisted suicide and what happens when a sick patient chooses to end his or her own life.