Electronic/World Wide Web>Message Posted to Online Forum/Discussion Group:  Porter, Sandra and Suicyte, (February 23, 2008), What do you do when you hear â��achoo!â��? The etiquette of a sneeze, Retrieved on 2014-01-17
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    17 JAN 2014

     Fun With the German Response to a Sneeze

    Do you guys in the US really say ‘Gesundheit’ ? It is so cute to see one of our words (particularly one unrelated to war or anything like that) put to good use in a foreign language. As somebody pointed out, ‘gesundheit’ just means ‘health’, and I am sure that this is already an abbreviation of an older habit of saying ‘may you be in good health’ (which just takes too long to say). There are some other interesting cultural differences: I had no idea that ‘achoo’ is the s...
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    Folksonomies: culture language german
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    Gesundheit, Schonheit, Klugheit: Health, Beauty, Wisdom.