Bless you or God Bless you?

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  • God Bless You

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    Gesundheit...
    Which is German for God Bless You, isn't it?
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    Gesundheit (German pronunciation (help·info)) (IPA pronunciation: [ɡəˈzʊnthaɪt]) is the German and Yiddish word for health. When a person sneezes, German and Yiddish speakers typically say Gesundheit! to wish them good health, serving much the same purpose as "bless you" in English. The expression arrived with early German immigrants, such as the Pennsylvania Dutch, and doubtless passed into local English usage in areas with substantial German-speaking populations. The expression is first widely attested in American English as of 1910, about the time when large numbers of Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi Jews immigrated to the United States.

    Often the word, when used in an English context, is mispronounced as [ɡəˈzʊntaɪd] or [ɡəˈzʊntaɪt], and misspelled as "gazoontite" or "gazoontide".

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    I'm just speakin for big guns up stairs

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    I say "you are so good looking"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    Gesundheit...
    ...you and my Great Aunt.

    I typically say "God Bless You" but I have been known to break off the abbreviated "Bless You."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    Which is German for God Bless You, isn't it?
    Gott segnen sie is German for God bless you which is what I say .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc
    Gott segnen sie is German for God bless you which is what I say .
    Darn it, wish I had sneezed at Willie's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h.s.sportsrbest
    Darn it, wish I had sneezed at Willie's.

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