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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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God bless you is a common English expression, used to wish a person blessings in various situations, especially as a response to a sneeze, and also, when parting or writing a valediction. ... bless you". A typical polite response after being told "bless you" in response to sneezing is to thank the person who has said it.

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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, ...

www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1158748/this-is-the-real-reason-we-say-bless-you-when-someone-sneezes-and-its-not-because-of-the-plague

May 4, 2016 ... Saying “bless you” when someone sneezes has to be up there with the ... First up is a pretty spellbinding one – apparently some people thought you ran ... He became pope after the man before him was killed by the plague in ...

people.howstuffworks.com/sneezing.htm

Why do we say "bless you" when there is a sneeze? Learn about the ... Wishing someone well after they sneeze probably originated thousands of years ago.

www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-2218,00.html

THIS goes back to more superstitious times when a sneeze was believed to separate the soul from the body. To prevent the devil stealing the soul the ...

minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/03/03/gq-bless-you

Mar 3, 2017 ... But it turns out we say “Bless You” because that is what Pope Gregory the Great said it in 590, when Europe was in the throes of the Black ...

metro.co.uk/2016/05/03/why-do-we-say-bless-you-when-someone-sneezes-5856223

May 3, 2016 ... Apparently, saying 'bless you' would stop the devil from claiming a sneezing ... For others, the soul had nothing to do with a sneeze. ... Well, we are British, after all. ... Because no other decade had better people to drool over ...

www.businessinsider.com/why-do-we-say-bless-you-after-sneezing-2015-5

May 27, 2015 ... It's not what you expect. ... Why people say 'bless you' after sneezing ... who sneezed using the phrase 'live long,' or 'May Jupiter bless you,'" ...

www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/sneeze.html

So where did the myth originate that your heart stops when you sneeze? ... Why do people say, “God bless you,” after someone sneezes? There are varying ...