Date: Thu, 30 Mar 1995 08:49:05 -0500 From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON Subject: Re: Gesundheit! Growing up in New Jersey in an African American family from Florida, I used the term interchangeably with God Bless You. I do recall that as children when we pronounced the word, we'd placed an explosive accent on the second syllable so that the sounded like a sneeze. bhhudson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]