Yup I googled that hypothesis too
I like this
Sleep is for the late people:)
🧟♀️<--- me trying to figure this out.
It's a clear but unobtrusive way of telling someone that they are dead.
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Ah 🤔 like the latest one. Interesting surmise
Ya, just a guess though. I am wondering if language has just changed to make it late instead of latest.
Hmm but then that could also apply to some you broke up with 🤷♀️
True, I just going to say it's because language is odd.It might be because when you would have said latest instead of late, long time ago, you didn't have a past boyfriend or girlfriend. You married somebody and reamined married until they died?
Yes but why? I know the term but why is it, how goes late relate to dead.
Oh i like this. First to draw the gun.
Dead guy drew late
The dead friend I have in my head is way more on time now than he ever was before 🙄
That's not him, it's your subconscious mind contemplating the death. You are on time.
Yes but why?
I know this, but there is always a reason why a word that is originally used for a different purpose in turn becomes used for another purpose.
How does late relate to dead
Something from ancient medieval times...Slightly less relevant these days , I'd be more apt to refer to it as passed away or departed
Passed away... That is the most elusive of euphemisms I've ever heard. Where did they pass away to? The coffin? The afterlife? Which one? Departed to which destination... I don't know why people can't say dead. It's not rude or inaccurate. It's not impolite. We all get dead someday. I think it's healthier to talk about death realistically. They aren't in another room, they haven't left to go to someone's house. They are no more. THeir existence on earth has ended. They're dead. Then you can talk about how wonderful they were in life.