Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 15:00:55 -0500 From: Leo Horishny Subject: Re: Gesundheit! Terry Irons wrote: I grew up hearing and using the term "gesundheit" to respond to a sneeze. I would suggest that if you no longer hear the term in southern Ohio, that fact is indicative of yet another change indicative of dialect loss and obselescence (sp?), a topic preposed for this year's ADS meeting by Walt. Terry Well, I can't argue with your family tree. All I can relate are what I've heard (or not!) around Cincinnati for the past 17 years. I can't remember hearing Gesundheit since I've moved here. I can't say never, ever of course, but none that I remember. Of course, the people I've been around here are not too terribly German...Waspy maybe, but not German. leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]