“Bless You” – a commonly used phrase. How did it come about?


Everyone of us who uses the English Language would have used this phrase. We use it with the desire to see the persons we wish upon has divine blessings or when we see a person sneezes.  Here is the story as told by Tony Wootton and Gwen Zanzottera in their book, “By Hook or by Crook.”

BLESS YOU

It was thought at one time that when you sneezed your soul jumped out of your body, and so people said Bless you to ensure your soul was not ensnared by the devil and that it jumped back into your body.

Of course, not many of us believe this anymore, but we still use it when other sneeze. The other usage of this phrase needs no explanation.

Bless you in all circumstances!

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One thought on ““Bless You” – a commonly used phrase. How did it come about?

  1. neilina says:

    Hey, this is intersting. Thanks for sharing!

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