An “Origin” For The Week

I must try to track down this website again- I’m going to post something from it every week just for interest’s sake. Here for example is the apparent origin for the phrase (an origin most people have already heard about):
“bless you” – customary expression said to someone after sneezing – while there are variations around the theme, the main origin is that sneezing was believed in medieval times to be associated with vulnerability to evil, notably that sneezing expelled a person’s soul, thus enabling an evil spirit – or specifically the devil – to steal the soul or to enter the body and take possession of it. Another contributory factor was the association of sneezing with the Black Death (Bubonic Plague) which ravaged England and particularly London in the 14th and 17th centuries.
More to follow!

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  1. I hear you girl, My man has a daughter of 12 aswell, and it is so hard to accept a man with an attachment like that, and I wish with all my heart, I could have given her to him, but, I didnt, and I must accept that, and him, and the key idea is acceptance. Accept him as he is and his decision, and be patient, accept that you might not have children, or leave.. sorry to be blunt. Dont hold your breath but maybe later,
    he’ll be willing to make the same decision for you, and accomodate you as you accomodated him….

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