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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 03-12-2009, 03:21 PM   #31
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I say bless you

btw there's an ad running on some of our ATMs here by the NHS which shows a guy make a huge sneeze in full slo-mo technicolor. It really offends me. Jesus, all I want to do is get some money out, not be blasted in the face by some guy's phlegm.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:22 PM   #32
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Your ATM'S show ads? Oh god, thats gonna spread quick. I was in a restaurants bathroom that had adds on the inside of the stalls. Talk about a captured audience.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:50 AM   #33
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, and the "bless you" is because people used to believe that you lose consciousness when you sneeze, which gives the devil an opportunity to sneak in and possess your soul.
I heard something to the sort also. I usually say "bless you" to a sneeze to be polite.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:34 AM   #34
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Interesting topic.

Most of the time when someone "blesses" me after sneezing I completely ignore their blessing or just nod to them.

The entire notion seems pretty silly and I politely try not to encourage it.

There are some interesting alternatives listed previously that may fall into my person use, "bloody hell" may be my new response to being blessed.

That ol' "cockblessyou" is a good one too.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:31 AM   #35
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bless you sounds better in german
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:18 PM   #36
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I find that in practice, I only say "bless you" if the person does not say "excuse me" first.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:21 PM   #37
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Interesting topic.

That ol' "cockblessyou" is a good one too.
Lol. My husband likes to say shit as he sneezes. Im gonna start saying this when he does.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:58 PM   #38
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If I'm in the office and its been quiet for a bit and someone sneezes, I yell out: Knock it off!
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:28 PM   #39
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Lol. My husband likes to say shit as he sneezes. Im gonna start saying this when he does.
like - ahhhshiiiiittt! instead of ahhhchooo?
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #40
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Yup. He tries not to do it in polite company, but since he does it so much at home, he sometimes forgets where he is. If I say cockblessyou in public when he does it, I think it will get the point across to him.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:16 PM   #41
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I'd love to see the look on his face when that happens
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:14 PM   #42
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Gesundheit

bless you sounds better in german
Actually, you're just wishing folks good health in German.

Segnen Sie Sie would be bless you, I think.

Either way, you're really saying "I hope that you don't die of plague, and especially hope that you don't give it to me."
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:06 PM   #43
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Interesting topic.

Most of the time when someone "blesses" me after sneezing I completely ignore their blessing or just nod to them.

The entire notion seems pretty silly and I politely try not to encourage it.

There are some interesting alternatives listed previously that may fall into my person use, "bloody hell" may be my new response to being blessed.

That ol' "cockblessyou" is a good one too.
Just say, "stifle it".

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Lol. My husband likes to say shit as he sneezes. Im gonna start saying this when he does.
My dad frequently made his sneezes sound like, "horseshit".
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:14 PM   #44
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I usually say BLESS YOU
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