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#124 - machodriver (01/08/2013) [-]
It's surprising that people actually do this. Not too long ago I saw some sneeze so I said "Bless you" just to have them reply with, "No, I'm not a christian". Neither am I, it's called 						*******					 manners.
It's surprising that people actually do this. Not too long ago I saw some sneeze so I said "Bless you" just to have them reply with, "No, I'm not a christian". Neither am I, it's called ******* manners.
User avatar #144 to #124 - BigDoktor (01/08/2013) [-]
What manners though? If you think abut it, why are you saying "bless you"? Is it expressing hope that the sneezer's soul doesn't leave their body? Because that was the original meaning. Perhaps "good health" would be more appropriate, as it is the general response in other languages.
User avatar #164 to #144 - ReeferTrees (01/08/2013) [-]
Please see comment 105
#150 to #144 - mistygotbannedlol (01/08/2013) [-]
It's became an expression. No one says it for the original reason. From what I've heard though this 1 is a rumour the rude finger came from an archer who had his fingers shot off and everytime he pulled his bow he would be using his middle finger. People don't flip people off coz they lost they're fingers. Bad example I can't think of anything better :P
#147 to #144 - teenytinyspider (01/08/2013) [-]
Yeah that was the original meaning, but it's still often considered "polite" to say "Bless you" when someone sneezes. People still don't need to get butthurt over good intentions. Especially something so trivial.
User avatar #152 to #147 - BigDoktor (01/08/2013) [-]
I know, but *why* is it polite to say SOMETHING when somebody sneezes?
#153 to #152 - teenytinyspider (01/08/2013) [-]
Why is it polite to hold the door open for a total stranger?

I rank it up there with that.
User avatar #155 to #153 - BigDoktor (01/08/2013) [-]
Because you're moving an obstruction out of their way so they can move. If you don't do that, they have to open the door themselves. However, the outcome of you saying something and not saying something after somebody sneezes is the same.
#201 to #155 - machodriver (01/08/2013) [-]
Going by your logic, we never really have to compliment people because it changes nothing, wether we do it or don't. We do it because it's a nice thing to do, it's polite and demonstrates good manners.
#157 to #155 - teenytinyspider (01/08/2013) [-]
Well, I was thinking about it and "blessing" someone after they sneeze is wishing good fortune them. I guess it's like telling someone to "have a nice day".
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