Word Woche 9.8.13

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You all know that feeling.  That tickle in your nose. It makes you wiggle it and squirm until all of a sudden

and this week’s word comes next:

GESUNDHEIT

Another one of those words we all know (sort of) how to say and probably have no idea what it means.  Gesundheit comes from the original idea that when someone sneezed, their soul left their body and in order to prevent the loss of your soul someone would yell “Bless you!”  Well, in several other countries, blessings come in other phrases.  Some say “salud.” In German, the term means “health” and when German Jews moved to America, the term caught more attention.  And it was safe to use because you’re not using God’s name in vain. 🙂

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