- Jul 6, 2011
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The difference is personal attachment. No farmer would say, "I just had my beef cow put to sleep". No soldier would likely say that an enemy combatant "passed away" either. The difference in your examples is you are speaking of the death of someone or something that somebody is attached to.What makes this whole discussion frustrating is when people use politically correct terms only when they feel they need to. Everyone on here has done it, yet when it comes right down to it who really cares?? I will preface these comments with a truly sincere "I'm not trying to be hurtful or disrespectful" But......For instance when our beloved pet dies we all use the term "Passed Away", or "had to put him down" "put to sleep" Same with friends and loved ones. "passed away", "Went to a better place", "no longer with us" etc......
Yet what really happened is "they died". Why do we have such an easy time covering up the more insensitive terms in these cases yet are so willing to throw the "I killed it" term around when the life of an animal is taken??? Respect is just that RESPECT and when something dies it should be treated with the same respect as any thing else. Just my opinion, and now I'll wait for all the incoming artillery!