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If You Could Choose, What Would Your Last Words Be?

Updated on February 16, 2012

Seriously, No Jokes - Your Final Words, Your Family and Friends Will Hear This.

You accidentally pulled out my what?
You accidentally pulled out my what?

What Would Your Final Words Be?

Okay, it's your final breath - you have 5 seconds, purely conscious and coherent, with which to utter your last words. They WILL be recorded for all of eternity (or, at least until us human-folk finally blow this planet up real good). Everyone will see a video of you, your last breath, and hear your final utterance on this side of who-knows-what. Really, come on - nobodies died before, gone to some hereafter and come back. Well, religious deities excepted.

Okay, you get the idea. Your last words, what are they going to be? Will you wax poetic? Will you leave instructions for your family as to where your finances, insurance policies, etc. are? Will you say something you've been trained or educated to say? Or, would it be something fun, silly or just plain old weird? Make 'em think kind of stuff?

Here's a few of the more frequently uttered last words...

Oops.

Ouch.

Damn!

Missed it by that much.

Here I come, Edith.

Allah Akbar

Stop, police!

Wall of water. what wall of water?

Hey, is the plane vibrating or is it just me?


Okay, your turn... leave a comment, let us know what your last words would be, had you the choice, time, and foreknowledge that they would be your last words, and that they would be recorded for all time, broadcast everywhere over the Internet, virally.

It's Time! We have A Recorder, You're Being Videotaped.

Sir! Sir. Have you got something to say? You're about to die. You have maybe a minute, sir.? Oh, well, put down "you're a handsome and professional medic".
Sir! Sir. Have you got something to say? You're about to die. You have maybe a minute, sir.? Oh, well, put down "you're a handsome and professional medic". | Source

Some Exceptions Do Apply

Just like with the weekly sales at Wally World and Target This, Gel-E Bean and Crappy Tire, there are some exceptions that may apply.

You know, i always wonder what that 10th doctor or 10th dentist had to say about the products, procedures and pills being advertised and/or prescribed. Were they the only ones that refused to take the bribes being offered? were they the only honest and reliable doctors?

But I digress. I do that a lot. One time, at band camp, oh, sorry - never mind.

The basic rules:

You don't get to confess your sins.

You can't swear an allegiance.

You can't try to sell your soul.

Time to fess up!

What are the most popular last words?

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      Marc Babineau 2 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      That's almost like mine, with "oops!"-

      Thanks for dropping by, Sam! That's the idea of my LinkedIn group - to leave comments on blog posts, so that the people who you post to will post comments on your blog posts! That way, we all get more comments, and more comments equals more money!!!

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      Marc Babineau 2 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Sounds to me like you might be falling off of a very large mountain's steep cliff... that's a lot of words to get out in your last breath!

      Thanks for dropping by, Courtney! Hope to see (read?) you here again! Different hub, different day!

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      Sam 4 years ago

      'I'm ready to die ... NO WAIT I'VE CHANGED MY MIND!'

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      Courtney 4 years ago

      Well I've had fun but now I'm off to annoy Mr.D for all eternity, see you done there and try not to destroy the planet while I'm gone.

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      Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Well, in that case, i hope you packed your really hot, tropic clothes!

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      Branford 4 years ago

      I guess heaven's on fire

      cause i see flames...

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      I'm sorry for your losses, so you know more than anyone, and good point about drug induced last words. As far as it being a fun topic, anything that gets people thinking and communicating is a fun hub!

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Yes, I do agree with your points. I watched my brother die of ALS, my father of COPD, my mother of small cell cancer (lung)and my niece of Ewing's Carcinoma. I went through cancer and spinal disease with complications, both misdiagnosed and left for years to fester. I prefer not to remember their last words, as most were either morphine or dementia induced. I know they loved me through their actions in life.

      This was actually meant to be a fun post, with humorous answers expected, I guess I should have been more specific, eh?

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      Yes, but Marc watching someone die is a tough and so those words of reassurance can potentially help those left behind continue with that knowledge in their hearts.

      As well so many people don't say I love you to one other at all or enough to those around them; apparently too many people either don't recognize what being loved looks like or don't have it in their lives.

      The words I love you connect us to each other and those we love and I don't believe can be over used, so I'm not surprised so many people would want to use them as their last words.

      Even though those around me know that I love them and I say it often, they still remain the words I would want to leave my family and friends with...

      Again; good hub!

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, Christy! Always a pleasure!

      It seems almost everyone wants to convey love as their dying words - but, shouldn't those left behind (why is it the live people are referred to as being left behind? Especially when they are the ones who move on!) already know that you loved them through your life-long actions and words?

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      "Much love for me, much love for all close to me".

      A good topic for your hub here MB.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Aww, shucks! Oh, not meant for me? Dang!

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      I'll love you forever

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Why, thank you, my GoodLady...

      I do believe those are some of the 3 most powerful words in the English dictionary!

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I love you.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Aaron, what? Are you not happy? To choose the word "finally" implies that you are fed up with life - I realize you're Catholic and all, but what if? Is that "finally" as in you would finally be joined with Him, or finally get the heck off of this crazy little planet? Don't forget the Bible that you read was written Centuries after the "event of Jesus"... a lot gets lost in time and translation, and a lot gets added on by those who write it - also, when wars are fought, as the Christians did so well, to the victors go the history books.

      I hope for you that you're right, but faith should never want one to finally die?

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      Aaron 5 years ago

      finally...

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Worthy last words indeed Red! Thanks for dropping by - I figured you for something poetic and humbling. A lot of people could learn a thing or ten from you, my friend!

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      Ann Marie Dwyer 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      "Care for my children as I have or better, donate my body to science and have a party in my honor. Celebrate my life instead of mourning my death. I love you."

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Would that be a new model like Gisele Bundchen? hehe

      Okay, that's one vote for hoping for eternal life? Or is it reincarnation? Maybe a threat to come back and haunt? A pretty good line that will keep 'em guessing for a long time!

      Thanks for dropping by and casting your vote, John!

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      John McDevitt 5 years ago

      I'll be back after I trade this old body in for a new model.

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