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    God bless you

    What is the proper answer to "God bless you" in a conversation. Is iT "God bless you too"? Or just "Thank you". What if it is between two clergymen?

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    Re: God bless you

    or "the same to you" ?

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    Re: God bless you

    No one can help us?Oh, my gosh!

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    Re: God bless you

    Or just 'And you'. If someone says 'God b/B]less you' when you sneeze it's common to say 'thank you' - or at least to acknowledge the thought in some way. [I believe there's a superstition, upheld by some, that it's Bad Luck to say 'Thank you' in this case - though it's never bothered me.]

    Two clergymen might quote the Book of Common Prayer: 'The Lord be with you'/'And with thy spirit'; or the translation from the Vulgate - Dominus vobis*cum/Et com spiritu tuo.

    * As this is addressed by the priest to the congregation, it's plural in the quotation. A well-schooled clergyman might say tecum instead, unless he was addressing at least two others. (This is getting a bit silly though. )

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    Last edited by BobK; 04-Jul-2008 at 13:43. Reason: FIx typo !And even then I got 'Fix' wrong.

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