Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
You and me both Broheim. A nap would be perfect about now.
shall we spoon?
Yes, but I get the side of the motel bed closest to the TV.
I don't think it's different (or wrong), but it's not my preference. I think they all really mean the same thing, despite their literal dissimilarities. It just feels awkward when I say it. I prefer "salud" because it's simpler than both.
Excedrin is your friend.
Gesundheit seems to be pretty widespread among Ashkenazic Jews, and rarely used by anyone else. Do Germans say it?
I have no idea what Claghorn is on about, does it really have any relevance to this discussion how Nero would have used 'salud' or Theodoric 'gesundheit' (or their root words at any rate)?
I know one thing. Hipster lawyers say it...
so if people just got that shit under control when they started sneezing, we could have saved 3 pages on this threak.
Hmm, I grew up in Wisconsin, where a very large percentage of the population is of German descent. Everyone said Gesundheit. I've never heard anyone say salud in my whole life (in the context of sneezing I mean).
Yes. It's pretty much the only word used.
OTOH, according to Knigge, you aren't supposed to say "Gesundheit" anymore. The offender (the person who sneezed) is supposed to appologize.
I didn't put too much thought into it, but the Romans used its root into order to great each other and toast to each others health. I assume that it's derivatives were intended to do the same. I don't know much about gesundheit, but that's my guess as to why one says gesundheit rather than salud...their meanings may be the same but historically their uses very different.
This it totally the wrong thread, but this current conversation is a "thing that is making me happy"
Apparently this would be more to pB's liking. I only expect an apology when somebody sneezes on me.
My Italian family says it as like a "cheers" before they take a drink.
The problem with your interpretation is that in many Romance languages 'salud' or its cognate is the common response to a sneeze. I say gesundheit because that's what my family says. I say salud because that is what my neighbors say.
You have an Italian family? Do you keep them in your basement? Now I want one, are they available RTW or bespoke only?
They aren't symmetrical OTR, so bespoke is your only option.
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