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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.

God bless you - Wikipedia

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God bless you is a common English expression, used to wish a person blessings in various ... A typical polite response after being told "bless you" in response to sneezing is to ... it bec...

Why do we say, ʺGod bless you,ʺ when someone sneezes?

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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 ...

This is the REAL reason we say 'bless you' when someone sneezes ...

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May 4, 2016 ... Sayingbless you” when someone sneezes has to be up there with the best of ... OK so it's polite, but do you know why we actually do this?

Why do we say "bless you" when someone sneezes? | Notes and ...

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THIS goes back to more superstitious times when a sneeze was believed to separate ... To prevent the devil stealing the soul the incantation "bless you" (i.e. God ...

Why do we say 'bless you' or 'gesundheit' when people sneeze ...

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Many people have become accustomed to saying "bless you" or "gesundheit" when someone sneezes. No one says anything when someone coughs, blows ...

Why do we say 'bless you' when someone sneezes? | Metro News

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May 3, 2016 ... The confusion and mild hurt you feel when no one says 'bless you' when you sneeze makes you realise that this response has become second ...

Why do we say 'bless you' after sneezing? - Business Insider

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May 27, 2015 ... Sneezing can be caused by crazy things like being too full, seeing a bright light, or even orgasm. For how common sneezing is — other animals ...

Etymology of Bless You! : snopes.com

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Jul 13, 2007 ... Why do we say 'Bless You! when someone sneezes?

"God Bless You" in Response to a Sneeze - Spiritually Smart

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The Fascinating Origin of Saying "God Bless You" ... Do all Speak in Tongues? ... 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  ...