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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK, KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
HATCH
HATCH WHO?
GESUNDEIT!

Submitter comment: COULD USE ATCH INSTEAD OF HATCH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRANKLIN VILLAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): SNEEZE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001960S

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"Ka zoon tight" is a word used to scare away bad spirits,
because when you sneeze you open up your body to bad spirits.

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Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; ETYMOLOGY ; Origin ; SNEEZE

James Callow Keyword(s): Gesundheit

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001960S

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Retort

Daily Life Custom:

When a person sneezes, it is customary to say "Gesundheit!"

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [F530] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): BLESSING ; COMEBACK ; RETORT ; SNEEZE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Sneezing:

If you don't say "God Bless You" everytime someone sneezes, they can have bad luck becasue some of their good fortune escaped when they sneezed.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [B477] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

[Something DONE, not said or written]

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Bless ; COMEBACK ; CUSTOM ; God ; Response ; RETORT ; SNEEZE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

When someone has a coughing spell:

"What do you want, sympathy?"

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; SNEEZE ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Expression

Gesundheit and God Bless You when you sneeze.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Expressions ; GERMAN ; Gezundheit ; God Bless ; Language ; SNEEZE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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Custom

When someone would sneeze in his family - they'd say "scat" to imply that the sneeze sounded like a cat hissing.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; Ashland City

Keyword(s): CAT ; CUSTOM ; FAMILY ; Saying ; SNEEZE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom

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SNEEZE BELIEF

WHEN A PERSON SNEEZES TWICE ALMOST EVERY TIME HE SNEEZES,
THEN HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRETTY INTELLIGENT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Intelligent ; SNEEZE ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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SNEEZE BELIEF

IF A GIRL SNEEZES MORE THAN TWICE AT A TIME, THEN SHE IS PREGNANT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; PREGNANCY ; SNEEZE ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-30-1971

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SNEEZE BELIEF

IT IS KNOWN THAT WHEN ONE SNEEZES, YOU ARE SUPPOSED
TO SAY, "GOD BLESS YOU." BECAUSE AT THAT MOMENT THEIR HEART STOPS
AND THEY ARE CLOSEST TO DEATH.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHGATE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DEATH ; HEART ; SNEEZE ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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FORMULA SPEECH

GOD BLESS YOU, SAID WHEN SOMEONE SNEEZES.
ORIGIN: PEOPLE WOULD SAY THIS WHENEVER SOMEONE SNEEZED TO FORCE
THE BAD SPIRITS BACK INTO THE PERSONS BODY. THEY
BELIEVED COLDS WERE CAUSED BY EVIL SPIRITS AND THEY COULD
PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE SPIRITS COMING OUT IN THE
SNEEZE, BY USING GODS NAME.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Legend ; Lore ; SNEEZE ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 01-00-1972

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BELIEF: SUPERSTITION

SNEEZING TWICE IN THE NIGHT FOR THREE SUCCESSIVE NIGHTS WAS A SIGN
OF DEATH IN THE HOUSE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DEATH ; SNEEZE ; Succession ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-27-1971

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