Talk:rest

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Euphemism?[edit]

Is Etymology 1, noun 5, "A final position after death." really a euphemism? What is the vulgar form that it is replacing? Saying a dead body is at rest is like saying you throw a ball and it comes to rest. It just denotes a final position and lack of further movement. 86.175.219.17 21:03, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

I think you misunderstand euphemism - my Collins dictionary gives "death" as precisely the sort of word where eupemisms are applied. Some cannot bring themselves to use the terms "dead", "death", … - so we "pass away", "go to rest", … — Saltmarshαπάντηση 04:38, 24 October 2012 (UTC)