Why do we say "bless you" when someone sneezes?

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Originally Posted by jackiechizzan

sneezing = spirit trying to leave
also some people believe evil spirits can get in your body during a sneeze.

and during the plague sneezing was one of the symptoms.

on a related note, we knock on wood because the devil supposedly hates the sound of it, specifically knocking on mahogany.
 
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Originally Posted by AddictedToFreshKicks

your heart stops when you sneeze...

Italians say "salute" which means "health."
Yup, that's the official reason why you're "supposed" to say it. Some people are just taught to say it without knowin' whatthe hell is goin' on [obviously].

And in Spanish, they say "salud" which also means "health."
 
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Supposedly your heart stops for a millisecond.. but I think that's proven to be false.
Also, because during the plague.. yeah someone explained it. W/e.. just google it
 

psykho

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Originally Posted by AddictedToFreshKicks

your heart stops when you sneeze...

Italians say "salute" which means "health."
You sure Italians say salute? French people say that
 
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Originally Posted by that WAVE

because you stop breathing when you sneeze or something like that...
and something about the heart stopping for a sec
 
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Originally Posted by psykhO

Originally Posted by AddictedToFreshKicks

your heart stops when you sneeze...

Italians say "salute" which means "health."
You sure Italians say salute? French people say that
Do you know anything about Romance languages? If you speak ONE of the following: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, or Romanian...youimmediately know how to speak the other 4 in said list. Okay maybe not, but the languages are so similar.
 
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^^
yeah like they mentioned when someone sneezes their hearts stops.

also we say in brasilian "saude" which means health.
 
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Originally Posted by Primavera Vills

Originally Posted by AddictedToFreshKicks

your heart stops when you sneeze...

Italians say "salute" which means "health."
Yup, that's the official reason why you're "supposed" to say it. Some people are just taught to say it without knowin' what the hell is goin' on [obviously].

And in Spanish, they say "salud" which also means "health."
 
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The reason I heard has to do with the Bubonic Plague that hit Europe back when.

Sneezing was a sign of almost certain death and hence the reason people would offer their blessings.
 
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because when u sneeze it gives evil spirits an opportunity to enter your body...or sumthin like that i heard
 

mkdisciple

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Originally Posted by kiuyt856

Your heart doesn't stop when you sneeze.
qft it is a myth. i only say bless you to cute chicks who sneeze, everyone else gets the
 
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