Gone, lost, passed over..... Dead is dead!?

Why do people have such a problem mentioning DEATH? When someone says they "lost" someone or some has "gone" it could mean lost or gone away. If they mean they are dead why can't they say it? The other thing people say is that "someone" has passed over.... passed over... show more Why do people have such a problem mentioning DEATH?

When someone says they "lost" someone or some has "gone" it could mean lost or gone away.

If they mean they are dead why can't they say it?

The other thing people say is that "someone" has passed over.... passed over what?

Why do people use these ambiguous words and not just say dead? Its less confusing.

Why is the word DEAD so taboo?
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