On the way to work, I stopped at a crossways. Had to sneeze. Three people standing next to me immediatly shouted "Gesundheit!!" (or the equal local phrase) == "bless you". Friendly city.

five comments, already:

That couldn’t have been Viennese…
mp (link) - 23 05 05 - 20:10

btw, “gesundheit” is known at least in america, too. dont know about the UK. actually, “gesundheit” is much more common in familiar language than “god bless you”.
TheGolem - 26 05 05 - 02:13

Wow, interesting.
niko - 26 05 05 - 07:40

its the same in the UK, very common phrase for when someone sneeze’s
Specis (link) - 26 05 05 - 11:28

Well, depends on where you are in America, I think. At least here in the southeast, we all know what gesundheit means, but we say “bless you.”
roninmagus - 26 05 05 - 20:59

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