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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:interjection: Used to wish good health to someone who has sneezed.
ETYMOLOGY:From German Gesundheit (health), from gesund (healthy) + -heit (-hood). Earliest documented use: 1914.
USAGE:"'A friend was on an Aeroflot flight crossing Russia when the woman next to him sneezed. He said 'Gesundheit!' She said: 'Thank goodness, someone who speaks English.'"
Peter Spencer; Column 8; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Jul 23, 2011.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. -Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)
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