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The meaning of saying Your Dead?

Asked by PetLoverHi (146 points ) April 23rd, 2012

When someone has stepped over the line by their actions I tell them they are dead (no more im sorry or any other excuses will make me have anything to do with them or help them out). Any one else ever use this expression?

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rebbel's avatar

I never say dead death that.
And “You’re dead” neither.

chyna's avatar

No, it seems a bit extreme. I would say “I want nothing else to do with you ever again.”

ucme's avatar

The use of the word “dead” seems a little harsh/odd.
You can stress that you’re finished with such a person, if the need arises.

janbb's avatar

It sounds like it comes from video games where “you’re dead’” (not “your”) is a fairly common and casual occurrence. Nothing I find acceptable particularly.

majorrich's avatar

When you say it, is it an “I’m going to kill you when you aren’t looking” or “You are dead to me now” kind of way. In some worlds the latter does not exist and the feud would be on; you could wake up dead one night. Sometimes words have real meaning and consequences. That is a phrase I wouldn’t use unless you really mean to do someone serious harm, and even then after careful deliberation.

Blondesjon's avatar

I used a variation of it once when I was “misused” by my brother Fredo.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Their dead what? Cat? Dog? Great-grandmother?

CWOTUS's avatar

Welcome to Fluther.

You’re dead.

No, I’d just tell them, “I have no @PetLoverHi. @PetLoverHi is dead to me.”

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Meh, I wouldn’t take it seriously.

Bill1939's avatar

I think it is short for “You are dead to me now.” I know that some parents from a European culture have spoken these words to a child of theirs that had gravely disappointed them.

Mariah's avatar

It sounds like a threat to me.

FutureMemory's avatar

@Blondesjon I’m you’re older brother, Jon, and I was stepped over!

Blondesjon's avatar

i know it was you, @FutureMemory. you broke my heart. you broke my heart!

GladysMensch's avatar

I haven’t seriously heard this expression since middle school.
“Alright Gladys, after school, 3:15, behind the bleachers. You are so dead.”

Earthgirl's avatar

I would never say that aloud, I don’t think. What I think to myself in my head is, I’m writing you off! If its a store or business I am angry with then I say they are banned! I am a good boycotter. Hey, if you really wanna be more dramatic you can say what little kids used to when playing cowboys. ” BANG BANG!!! You’re DEAD!!”......but I don’t really encourage it, lol

wundayatta's avatar

Ya know, Guido, I loved ya like a bruddah. I really did. But ya shouldn’t oughtta done dat. Really, Guido. I still love you, but dis is sumtink I can’t overlook.

[Deep sad look into Guido’s eyes as I slowly draw knife across his throat. Hold him tight in my arms until the light passes from his eyes.]

Is that the movie you live in? The one with the serious dry cleaning bills?

likipie's avatar

I’ve told people that they are dead to me, as in I no longer want them to exist in my life and that there will be no more communication of any kind between the two of us until further notice.

flo's avatar

I wouldn’t, just because they might misunderstand and take it as a threat.

Dog's avatar

For someone under 14 it is merely a menacing and immature thing to say.

For someone over 14 to state “your dead” is a threat. In most states like California it is a felony- even if you did not intend to actually harm the person.

Due to mass-shootings such as Columbine, threats are taken far more seriously than they were in the past. I strongly recommend that you choose words that are less dramatic and more in line with what you are trying to communicate, such as “Go away” or “Leave me alone”

FutureMemory's avatar

@likipie “until further notice”? They can’t be dead to you then, if there’s a chance you’ll change your mind. You could say they were in a coma, maybe.

“I can’t believe you did that…you’re de…err, you’re in a coma to me, of which you may or may not ever come out of!”

Nullo's avatar

I don’t really bother with it; the person on the receiving end is very obviously not dead.

downtide's avatar

I stopped hearing this phrase by the age of about 14. It was usually a sign that someone would be waiting at the school gates at 3.30pm to beat the cr*p out of me on my way home.

likipie's avatar

@FutureMemory XD Good point friend!

rukmaniv12's avatar

Death means cessation of all biological functions in a body. Learn more: Death

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