Do you have a habit saying " bless you" after someone sneeze

@zabawaus (1732)
United States
August 9, 2007 3:14am CST
Here in my country it is a very common thing that people say someone "bless you" after he/she sneezes. Actually the exact translation we say is " Live long " . This is a very very old habit comes from years.I learned that when people sneezes their hearts stop beating for a microsecond , thats why people start to make this kind of reaction. Do your country people have same kind of responses when someone sneezes?
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@sunshinecup (7881)
9 Aug 07
Yes most here say "Bless You" and I couldn't understand why. Then one day on the history channel, they had a show on that talked about this. Many years ago, it was believed when one sneezed, it was because a demon was trying to get up their nose and possess them. So when someone blessed them the demon(s) would run away and leave the person alone. LOL, however I like your saying more and it seems less superstitious.
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9 Aug 07
Thank you for Best Response :oD
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@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
9 Aug 07
no problem :)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
I do not have that habit because some people do not appreciate that. I heard some people utter the words after sneezing and after releasing some weird stuffs. I do have a big respect for the word and I chose not to utter it in amazement or in vain. Anyway, it's for me. I respect other people's view.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
9 Aug 07
Hi there. I dont know if all my country says "Bless You" after sneezing... As I grew up, I usually heard my family say "Tihei Mauri Ora" which means the "Sneeze Of Life" or my grandma who would say "Bless You"
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