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God bless you is a common English expression, used to wish a person blessings in various ... Origins and legends[edit]. The practice of blessing someone who ...

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, ...

"God Bless You" in Response to a Sneeze

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Several possible origins are commonly given. The practice of blessing ... Thus, " bless you" or "God bless you" is used as a sort of shield against evil. Alternatively  ...

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Where Does Saying “God Bless You” Come From? - Patheos

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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 ...

Does your heart stop when you sneeze? (Everyday Mysteries: Fun ...

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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.

What is the origin of saying 'bless you' when someone sneezes ...

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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 ...

What is the origin of saying God Bless You after sneezing? - Quora

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Apr 18, 2016 ... Saying "God bless you" or even "bless you" would scare off the evil long enough for the rightful, uncontaminated soul to re-enter the body.

Why We Say Gesundheit When Someone Sneezes

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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.

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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.
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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 ...

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 ...