Aaachooo!

Discussion in 'Nordic Countries Discussion' started by Joey7F, Jan 22, 2002.

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  1. Joey7F Jedi Master

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    Hva sier du når noen nys? Her, i Nord Amerika vi sier "God Bless You" eller "Gesundheit!".

    What do you say when someone sneezes? Here, in North America we say "God Bless You" or "Gesundheit!".

    Alle si sam eller hver landet si det forskjelling?

    Does everyone say the same thing, or does every country say it different?

    --Joey
  2. menilma Jedi Master

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    er.. I think swedes mostly say: prosit!
  3. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Vilket faktiskt är latin.
  4. Karoline Jedi Master

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    Vi sier prosit i norge også.
  5. Wolverine Jedi Grand Master

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    Tänk att vi är så mångspråkiga! :)
  6. Quiet Queen Jedi Master

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    Yes, 'prosit' is Latin, and means To the good.

    Which is due to the ancient belief that a sneeze forebodes some important event, and the well wisher hastens to exclaim a wish that the foreboding will be of a positive event.

    A similar belief, clad in Christian terms, is behind the Anglo-Saxon wish 'God bless you'.
  7. JediLynx Jedi Grand Master

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    However, it is very important that you do not thank the person saying "prosit". If you do, you will kill a nisse.
  8. Joey7F Jedi Master

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    Hva er Nisse?

    --Joey
  9. JediLynx Jedi Grand Master

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    Wouldn't you like to know..? [face_mischief]
  10. Quiet Queen Jedi Master

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    Well, I'd like to know!

    Vaddå, är det en jultomte-anställd, eller? :confused:

    Anyway, that's just a silly superstition, and can safely be ignored... I mean, I didn't know about it, did I? :p
  11. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I didn't know about that either.

    And a Nisse is a very small Santa Claus, but he is active all year round.
  12. Quiet Queen Jedi Master

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  13. JediLynx Jedi Grand Master

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    Exactly, one of those little elfs or santas little helpers or whatever. I have no idea why one of them is supposed to die of you accidentally thank a person for saying 'prosit' when you sneeze, though. It is one of the many strange things I have learned from my lovely younger sister. :)
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