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Have You Ever Wondered Why People Say Bless You Whenever You Sneeze

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It has always been indicated that good manners indicate you saying “bless you” whenever people sneeze. But have you ever wondered why people say bless you whenever you sneeze?.

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Have You Ever Wondered Why People Say Bless You Whenever You Sneeze?.How it originated has been based on many theory by many people most especially based on superstitions.

The most popular belief is that it originated in Rome when the bubonic plague was ravaging Europe. Sneezing was one the plague’s main symptoms, and it is believed that Pope Gregory I suggested that a tiny prayer in the form of saying, “God bless you” after a sneeze would protect the person from dieing.

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And then there’s the rumor that our hearts stop for a millisecond when we sneeze, and that saying, “bless you,” is a way of welcoming the sneezer back from the dead.

While you are not worried about all these, nowadays, saying “bless you” whenever anybody sneezes is the most polite thing to do.refusal to say it, will make it look like you are being rude or you don’t like the person at all.

The best thing to always do whenever people sneeze is to follow the tradition by saying “bless you”.

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  1. Oba

    May 3, 2020 at 9:01 AM

    Quite educative. I’ll bookmark this for arguement sake with my colleagues.

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