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PSA: Don't hold your sneeze in.

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12 comments

  • jordan

    jordan 1 month ago

    I kind of enjoy sneezing. It makes things feel better.

    On a side note, my family no longer says "bless you" after sneezes since that dates back to medieval days when they thought an evil spirit was leaving the body. Since that's weirdly superstitious and completely unscientific, we changed our sneeze-greeting to "Good one."

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    • glen

      glen 1 month ago

      Ah! I think I'd rather say 'good one!', but I like the idea of an evil spirit being shout out of my nostrils too. I guess there are no losers, right?

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  • Razorback

    Razorback 1 month ago

    "Gesundheit" is another common thing people say when someone sneezes. It is German for "health" and when used after a sneeze it is wishing that person good health.

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  • Chet_Manly

    Chet_Manly 1 month ago

    I love a good sneeze. A good sneeze can pop my upper back and it feels good. Interestingly, when my back doesn't pop it's a sign I'm too compressed and I'm usually close to some back problem. I didn't notice this phenomenon until after I started lifting regularly, but still... it's fun.

    And I believe the proper response to a sneeze is, "Shazaaam!"

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    • glen

      glen 1 month ago

      Shazaaam! Even better, it's a word that you can say WHILE you're sneezing too.

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    • jordan

      jordan 1 month ago

      I'll be trying out "Shazaaam" next time someone sneezes.

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      • glen

        glen 1 month ago

        I actually tried sneezing it this morning in the shower. I think the mouth naturally makes more of an "oooh" sound than an "ahh" sound while sneezing. It came out like "Shazooooooom!".

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        • Chet_Manly

          Chet_Manly 1 month ago

          I feel like there is a much deeper conversation available here but it would probably be neat flushed out with a good bit of alcohol.
          Much respect for that application of idea.

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      • Chet_Manly

        Chet_Manly 1 month ago

        So this is what I patterned on...but greater minds could probably elaborate.


        Not sure why it amuses me so much.

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