you are about to depart this vale of tears.

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Transcript | This American Life
context: radio station air show

Bob Fass

All right. Hey, that's really funny. Like, you say you're going to commit suicide, and now I have to bleep you off the air.

Suicidal Caller
How do you mean, "Off the air?"

Bob Fass
Well, you said you said a word that you can't say on the air, even if you are about to depart this vale of tears.

Q: What does that phrase mean?
 
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