Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 00:50:03 -0500
From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM
Subject: Re: Gesundheit!
. I wonder if
the famed anti-german sentiment which Mencken records is responsible: the
process which around WWI produced "liberty cabbage" for Sauerkraut &c.
calqued "Bitte!" to please and replaced "Gesundheit"with "Bless you!"
David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens
BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
INTERESTING! I forgot about that, but it seems like a likely possibility.
leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pol.com