God bless you is a common English expression, used to wish a person blessings
in various ... Origins and legends. The practice of blessing someone who ...
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 ...
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 ...
Origins and legends. Several possible origins are commonly given. The practice
of blessing a sneeze, dating as far back as at least 77 AD, however, is far older ...
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 ...
Mar 12, 2014 ... While the actual origin of sneeze etiquette is a mystery, the most ... In others,
some variant of “God bless you” is the usual response to a sneeze.
Why do people say, “God bless you,” after someone sneezes? ... One belief is
that it originated in Rome when the bubonic plague was raging through Europe.
If I have my old wives' tales correct, it's because people once believed that a
sneeze allows your soul to escape. Saying "god bless you" is supposed to put it ...
One very old, possibly Irish folk myth held that a person's soul momentarily exited
his or her ... "God bless you" became a verbal totem invoking divine mercy on the
sneezer. Virtually every country around the globe has its own way of wishing ...
Sep 27, 2015 ... Origins of “God Bless You”. There is no way to be absolutely certain where the
saying “God bless you” comes from but the custom continues ...