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Origin of a phrase

Posted by Bob Henderson on February 22, 2000

In Reply to: Origin of a phrase posted by Anita on February 22, 2000

: Can someone please tell me the origin of the phrase "God bless you" after sneezing? thanks in advance.

Yeah, people used to think that when you sneezed, it was your soul trying to escape. When you said "God Bless You" that shoved it back in.