This happened just last night. A very close friend passsed away, and myself and other friends were at the wake. I hadn't seen several of them in a number of years, so we were catching up. It's also important to note our dearly departed friend had quite the sense of humor, and would have found what happened next, quite hilarous.
So here we are, in the funeral home, chatting away, and one friend says something, then says "I'm dead serious" we all gasp, then start laughing. I was next, chatting about something, and I happen to say, as I always do, "I sleep like the dead" Again, we all gasp, then laugh. And if that wasn't bad enough, a THIRD friend said something else, using the word "dead" as a description of something. I know my friend was up there laughing hysterically at us all. Thankfully no family or anyone else was around to hear what we said.