Tune in to this Slate.com podcast to hear the results of the latest euphemisms contest, which asked for alternative ways to say "s/he's dead." Such a festive way to get into the Halloween spirit!
- "Taking a dirt nap."
- "Going where the old people go after Florida."
- "Discharged to the eighth floor" (said by medical staff in a seven-story hospital)
- "Eating the grass by the root" (a translation of a French expression)
And the winner: "Gone to the other side of the mirror," a lovely and--dare I say it?--haunting image on which to fade away.