davec wrote:In America, we all think that 'kick the bucket' referred to a method of hanging onself, kicking the bucket out from under your feet. Never heard any other references.
It just means you're dead.
If you're hanging yourself, standing on a bucket with a rope around your neck tied to a beam, then kick the bucket away, you just end up standing on the floor with a noose round your head. I know, as I just tried it, much to the amusement of my wife & cat, just to prove my theory.
Maybe I'd cut myself too much slack?
Dave: you forgot to add the Parental Advisory "Do Not Try This at Home
". You never know how many England supporters are reading this & practising prior to the England/Germany match tomorrow.
( This is a Joke
, alright!! ) for you ingenues.
Oh, & btw, the US football team at the World Cup are, to coin a phrase, 'awesome
'. At last you've got a chance of competing on equal terms with the best in the world at a proper global sport, & I sincerely hope the US get to the final. Imagine that? England vs. US in the World Cup?
OK OK, I've had one too many pear ciders while watching Glastonbury in the sunshine this afternoon.
I may be bonkers but at least I'm British.