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Origin of "God Bless You"

Posted by Jodi Drenner on November 28, 2000

In Reply to: Origin of "God Bless You" posted by ESC on October 24, 2000

: : What was the original thinking behind saying "God Bless You" when someone sneezes?

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I was told that in old england(long,long,ago)a sneeze was the way your soul was believed to escape your body.By saying "God bless you"the soul could not leave.