Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
My German family says "prost" for that.
My friend's family from Ukraine says "nostrovia".
It wouldn't be the only thing Nero and I have in common. We both also enjoy the fiddle.
I picked it up in Spanish class, IIRC. The teacher said it, and I thought, "well, that solves the sneeze pleasantry issue. Now it's on to cold fusion!"
I've always thought the sneeze thing was backwards. At least in American culture, every other bodily function gets an "excuse me" from the cougher/farter/burper, but somebody sneezes and we all have to kowtow to them. Buncha fascists those sneezers are.
hmmm, i took a 3 in 1 advil. can i take excedrin on top of that. you seem like a doctor, i will trust you.
many relig jews say, "gezunt-teheit." same idea. more yiddishy than germany i think.
I wouldn't. You don't have to be a doctor to know that NSAID + NSAID = BAD.
got it. well then, i will take that knowledge (i think i knew that, just did not know excedrin was an NSAID), and go fix my shoelaces with fire. brb.
Growing up I heard that we say bless you because of the folk belief that your heart stops when you sneeze, so it's a good idea to get in a last blessing unless it never starts up again. Given Piob's broken rib (not that rare an occurrence actually) there may be some validity to that belief.
just got a text that the mother of a good friend passed away this morning. Its been a long time coming, but still dreadful to hear. I've been close to this family some time ago, and remained friends with the son. The news has me rattled a bit, and I'm not sure what to say to them, other than the usual courtesies..
I've thrown out my back sneezing. Horrible.
You have the plague or what...
I don't say anything when other people sneeze, as it doesn't seem like there's anything particularly helpful to say.
I give them dirty looks for being annoying.
i don't do this to strangers, but if any relative or friend of mine sneezes in my presence, I bark back with the loudest SSSHHHHHH!!! i can, and i try to get it in before they fully recover from the sneeze.
I'd heard it in parochial school that it was an early belief that your soul was in danger of leaving your body when you sneezed - hence the rapid "Bless you!"
Now, how they reacted when someone blew a lot of phlegm out when they sneezed, I'm . Did they make the sneezer shove it back into their nose? It could be spiritual protoplasm.
Reminds me of an episode of the Tick, BTW.
I pulled a muscle coughing, and since I currently have said pulled muscle and am currently coughing...things are not pretty for me.
OTOH my voice has gotten decidedly more sexay according to some of the ladies in the office. One of them said "Good morning" to me a few times - then came right out and asked me to "say it again, please". I need to locate the soundtrack to Shaft, or something. Should also re-record my voicemail greetings - perhaps with the background music playing.
I say "excuse me" when I sneeze. Overly polite Southern thing, I guess.
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