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Though nobody knows for sure why we say 'God Bless You' after a sneeze, one popular explanation is that it originated during the Bubonic Plague, when it was thought that sneezes were an early symptom.

God bless you - Wikipedia

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God bless you is a common English expression, used to wish a person blessings in various ... Origins and legends[edit]. National Geographic reports that during ...

Why do we say 'bless you' or 'gesundheit' when people sneeze ...

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Wishing someone well after they sneeze probably originated thousands of years ago. ... The phrase "God bless you" is attributed to Pope Gregory the Great, who ...

Why do we say, ʺGod bless you,ʺ when someone sneezes?

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What is the origin of saying ʺGod bless youʺ after a sneeze? ... The practice of saying, “God bless you,” when someone sneezes does not come from the Bible, ...

Etymology of Bless You! : snopes.com

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Jul 13, 2007 ... Origins: It's expected Sneeze we'll say "Bless you!" (or "God bless!") when someone nearby sneezes, but does anyone really know why we do ...

This is the REAL reason we say 'bless you' when someone sneezes ...

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May 4, 2016 ... Saying “bless you” when someone sneezes has to be up there with the ... and it's thought he used to say “God bless you” whenever someone ...

Why do we say "bless you" when someone sneezes? | Notes and ...

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To prevent the devil stealing the soul the incantation "bless you" (i.e. God bless you) was uttered to release the soul from Satan's clutches and return it to its ...

Why do we say 'bless you' after sneezing? - Business Insider

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May 27, 2015 ... In the 14th century Pope Gregory VII asked that 'God Bless You,' become "a short prayer to be said after every sneeze to protect against the ...

The Origins of Popular Supersitions and Customs: Divination and ...

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Probably there are people living to-day who can remember the "God bless you," which was usually addressed to a person after a sneeze. The origin of the ...

Why do we say 'bless you' when someone sneezes? | Metro News

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May 3, 2016 ... The confusion and mild hurt you feel when no one says 'bless you' when you ... why we bless a sneeze, or where the blessing first originated from. ... One common belief is that 'God bless you' was a phrase uttered by Pope ...