Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 00:50:03 -0500 From: Leo Horishny Subject: Re: Gesundheit! >. I wonder if >the famed anti-german sentiment which Mencken records is responsible: the same >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]