Is it OK to say God bless you?

If you say “God Bless you” to mean “Thank you so much”, that’s fine. It’s how you express appreciation. I did something nice for you so you hope God will do something nice for me.

Is it weird to say God bless you?

“Saying ‘God bless you’ following a sneeze is a common refrain, so common and taught from childhood that many people don’t even think of it as a blessing, but rather as an utterance without specific meaning other than a response to a sneeze that is polite in some way,” said Dr.

What can I say instead of God bless you?

It’s not English, but it’s been adopted (in North America at least) as one of the two only acceptable responses to a sneeze- “[God] bless you,” or “Gesundheit.” Or say nothing.

Is it politically correct to say bless you?

There is nothing politically incorrect with either “gesundheit” or “bless you.”

What does it mean to say God bless you?

God bless (you)!

said when saying goodbye to someone, to say that you hope good things will happen to them : Good night everyone, and God bless. said when someone sneezes, to say that you hope they have good health: “Achoo!” “God bless you.”

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Why don t Christians say bless you?

The phrase “God bless you” is not meant to be religious. People say that because when you sneeze, your heart skips a beat and speeds up which could be fatal and lead to a heart attack or something.

Is saying bless you rude?

When people don’t say bless you, we begin to suspect they don’t care about our well-being. As etiquette columnist Miss Manners once observed, it’s considered more rude for people getting hit with snot shrapnel to bypass the bless you than it is for the person detonating the germ bombs to fail to say excuse me.

Do I have to say bless you?

Saying “bless you” was believed to help keep it in you. Alternatively a sneeze was the body’s way of expelling a demon and saying that phrase would shield you from the evil. Whatever the origin, nowadays it is polite to say “bless you” when someone sneezes, just like saying “thank you” or “please”.

How do you respond to bless you?

If you accept a “bless you,” then it’s easy to respond appropriately: Say “yes,” or “yes, thank you,” or just “thanks.” Or signal yes — nod your head, or wink your eye, or simply smile.

Is it God bless or God bless you?

“God bless” is correct; it’s a shortened form of “God bless you.”