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Why is it called a bucket list?

Yes, I know what a bucket list is. In fact, I even have one! All I want to know is why it's called a bucket list.

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People call it a bucket list because it is a list of the things people want to do before they "Kick the bucket". I don't know how this saying for dying was ever came up. It doesn't really make sense to me.

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branden is right =)

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Well you kick the buckets kinda like throw in the towel

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It's called kick the bucket because back in the day when the hung people, they would have them stand on a bucket. Then when they kicked the bucket out from under them they would fall causing the rope to kill them.

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Good answer! The idea makes sense now ;)
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That is great to know!
And a great question, EmilyPoet, I am glad to learn all this...
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