Thursday, June 28, 2007


Death Yell

A death yell is a euphemism for the following situation, which happens in fiction a lot and sometimes in real life. When someone dies and another person is so overcome by grief that he must shout into the air while crying extremely hard, it is known as a "death yell". Sometimes, what is shouted is the name of the deceased; otherwise, it could be some nonsense syllable such as "Aaaaaaaaargh!" Performing one is a way of letting deep emotions out, and could possibly be therapeutic for the performer. Sometimes, the performer is the person who is about to die. In the Star Trek canon, Klingons do perform a "death yell" when one of them dies. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Death Yell". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.

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