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.
Look up God bless you in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... By AD 750, it became
customary to say "God bless you" as a response to one sneezing. ... Some have
offered an explanation sugg...
Jul 13, 2007 ... we'll say "Bless you!" (or "God bless!") when someone nearby sneezes, but does
anyone really know why we do this? Are we trying to protect ...
The practice of saying, “God bless you,” when someone sneezes does not come
from the Bible, nor is there any mention of the practice in the Bible. However ...
Mar 22, 2015 ... Audience Question: What do you say when people sneeze? –On the ... I have a
relative who says "god bless you, don't let the devil get you"..
Dec 12, 2014 ... #ExplainThis: Why do we say “God Bless You” when someone sneezes? ...
Another belief is that people used to see sneezing as a sign that ...
May 8, 2007 ... Thus, "bless you" or "God bless you" is used as a sort of shield against evil. A
sneeze is good luck and saying "bless you" is no more than ...
Mar 12, 2014 ... You are probably accustomed to hearing or saying “bless you” after ... know why
people started responding to sneezes in the ways that they do. ... In others, some
variant of “God bless you” is the usual response to a sneeze.
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 ...
Dec 23, 2014 ... In these cases, "God bless you" or "bless you" is used as a sort of ... If people feel
compelled to say "bless you," after a sneeze, why do they feel ...