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 (variants include God bless or bless you) is a common English ... it
became customary to say "God bless you" as a response to one sneezing.
Origins and legends. The pra...
The practice of blessing a sneeze, dating as far back as at least 77 AD, however
... A legend holds that it was believed that the heart stops when you sneeze, and
Jul 13, 2007 ... Why do we say 'Bless You! when someone sneezes?
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Mar 22, 2015 ... Audience Question: What do you say when people sneeze? ... I pretty much
always say 'bless you' when someone I know sneezes around me.
Dec 12, 2014 ... Because we are polite to those who just sneezed (too) close to us, we usually say
“God Bless You” or “Bless You.” But why? Where does it ...
Mar 12, 2014 ... You are probably accustomed to hearing or saying “bless you” after ... In
Germany, it's polite to say “gesundheit” after someone sneezes, which more ...
know why people started responding to sneezes in the ways that they do.
Dec 23, 2014 ... The practice of blessing someone who sneezes, dating as far back as at ... If
people feel compelled to say "bless you," after a sneeze, why do ...
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 ...
Sep 27, 2015 ... Jesus said “bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” ... to say “
God bless you” right after someone sneezed because sneezing was ... and
persecute us and say all kinds of evil about us (Matt 5) and “Do not ...