A small section of my new book, The Victorian Book of the Dead discusses the various names and euphemisms for death, dying, and the afterlife. I invite you to contribute your favorite expressions. Or to perform the Dead Parrot Sketch.
June 21, 2014
Death, Ephemera, Grim and Grewsome, Mourning Customs and History, News, Social History, Victorian
and tagged death euphemisms, death metaphors, death vocabulary, funeral euphemisms, mourning, personification of Death, Victorian death, words for death
Fearing the Reaper: A Fight with Death “I felt certain if that shade came on and touched me, I was a dead man.” A fight to the death–with Death.
October 12, 2013
Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, Ghosts, Grim and Grewsome, News, Social History, Strange Deaths, Victorian
and tagged Death, Fearing the Reaper: A Fight with Death, fighting death, Grim Reaper, personification of Death, Santa Muerte, skeleton with a scythe