Kick the Bucket

Quite a while ago my genimate Carmel Galvin reminded of a phrase my Dad used quite regularly. Most Australians would know that Kick the Bucket is a euphemism for dying  and I know it is used by our English cousins. Is it a term commonly used in other parts of the English speaking world?

An  article in Wikipedia examines theories behind the origin of the phrase.



My Genimate, Carmel, in a comment on a Facebook post quite a while ago used the term Purga-tree.

She said “7 great-grandparents from Ireland and possibly the 8th! Trying to document them for perpetui-tree can sometimes seem like purga-tree.”

Two Word Tuesday

Last night I was pondering which term from the growing list of contenders I have in Evernote I would add to the Geneadictionary today. This morning when I opened up Twitter  there was a geneagift from my genimate Carmel who had offered up two new words, Geneashot and Geneashort so no further thinking was required.

Read Carmel’s tweet for some Twitter tips and two new definitions.


Tweet from Carmel 21/04/2015

Thanks Carmel for making up my mind and for your support of the Geneadictionary.


Anne Young and Carmel Galvin were quick off the mark when I made a typo on a Google+ post for Genearalist.
They both suggested Genearealist as an entry for the dictionary.
Anne said ” I think we are all genearealists; we find the truth way more fascinating than fiction!”
Carmel offered up this Genearealist definition:  one who realises the research will never be done.


Carmel left this suggestion in a comment on an earlier post. Can you add any other Geneadailies to the list?

From Carmel Galvin on The GeneaDictionary #

Suggested entry Geneadailies: compilations generated by examples Australian Genealogists, and Genebrarian amongst others