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View Poll Results: What do you say when someone near you sneezes?
Bless You 22 57.89%
Gesundheit 7 18.42%
Eeeew 1 2.63%
Something else 3 7.89%
Nothing 5 13.16%
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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When People Sneeze...

do you say...
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
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"Heres a tissue you got snot all over your face"
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:40 PM   #3
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It depends who it is. I say different things for different people. There's no specific significance to it for me, but I always say bless you when my kids sneeze. Sometimes I add 'and may all your children have webbed feet' to the end.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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cockblessyou
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:59 PM   #5
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I may say "filthy bastard", or if in a car, just wipe the windscreen in front of them.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:00 AM   #6
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ahhhshit

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Old 03-11-2009, 12:08 AM   #7
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I bless each microbe expelled from the person's nostrils.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:08 AM   #8
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Separately?
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:22 AM   #9
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:47 AM   #10
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I ask: "Could you repeat your question?"

It's surprising how many people respond with: "No, I was just sneezing." (as though they were used to being asked to repeat what they've just said).
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:09 AM   #11
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:34 AM   #12
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I'm afraid I say "Bleshu" - though I don't always mean it.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:41 AM   #13
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I'll say "gesundheit", but it's not all that often I'll acknowledge someone's sneeze. Violent expulsions of air from any other orifice, however, may merit a dirty look as I hastily retreat from the area.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:58 AM   #14
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If it's someone I know, I usually say "bless you." If it's a stranger out in public, I don't acknowledge it, but I try to put some distance between them and me. Once in a while, I say "gesundheit" followed by "schönheit" if they sneeze a second time.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:39 AM   #15
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Usually "bless you". It's a knee-jerk reaction. Although my daughter thinks it's so funny to hear me say "Blessyou!" that she'll fake sneeze just to get me to say it
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