Why do we still say “bless you” when someone sneezes?
This is a prompt from http://www.plinky.com
Overall I think we still say bless you, because we’ve been saying it for thousands of years according to wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bless_you and old habits die hard. But while people may have started back in the day to ward off evil spirits or what not. I personally say it today, because I really do want to offer a blessing to people and what a better more convienient way than when they sneeze. Everyone sneezes, some times of the year more so than others, but it’s a nice way to bless friends, family or strangers. In some cases it reminds me to say a prayer for that person, a silent little prayer, blessing or thanks.
It’s also polite and brings us closer as human beings to have that connection, it’s something we all do.