I own entire books on this subject...
euphemisms for death are fascinating, "kicked the bucket" is one of my favs. And I just have to quote the infamous Monty Python dead parrot sketch:
"He's not pining! He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be. He's expired and gone to meet his maker! He's a stiff. Bereft of life, he rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed him to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! His metabolic processes are now history. He's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!This is an EXPARROT"
Raining cats and dogs is fun too.
KatieMae, really? I grew up in "A-HIa"