Thursday, 17 March 2011

Word of the Day: EXPIRED


Well it started when my office mate, Alfiya, said that our Department Head's father has expired this morning! I said how can she use the word expired when she means to say that someone has just died? She said that there's nothing wrong about using the word because she's right and that's how they say it when someone died... I mean expired. Still I said she's wrong because expired is only used on something which has a production date LOL (stupid me!) So to stop the argument I checked online and found this from

ex·pire  (k-spr)
v. ex·pired, ex·pir·ing, ex·pires
1. To come to an end; terminate: My membership in the club has expired.
2. To breathe one's last breath; die: The patient expired early this morning.
3. To exhale; breathe out.
1. To breathe (something) out.
2. Archaic To give (something) off.

Haha I didn't say a word about what I just found out and that Alfiya's right! Ok fine! :D

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