Sneezing Etiquette

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Gryffindorian, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    Or, you know, everyone's bodies are different and he just happens to sneeze differently from you. When I sneeze people think it's a cough.
     
  2. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I've just realized something: my dad, mom, sisters, and brother are loud sneezers, though I have to give them credit for at least trying to cover their mouths whenever possible. I can always tell when I feel a sneeze coming, so I always reach for my pocket hanky like a gunslinging desperado. :lol: Sometimes I even try to "delay" the sneeze by pinching my nose and closing my mouth while reaching for the Kleenex. When I'm alone in my room, I don't bother so much. But when I'm out in public or at work, I'm a lot more cautious.
     
  3. IndyJones

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    We call sneezing into the elbow pit "vampire sneezing". Heh.
     
  4. scotpens

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    Boy, I'd hate to be anywhere near that guy when he farts. :eek:
     
  5. Trekker4747

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    We all do, however, have control over our lungs and bodies, and we all have control over how we sneeze to some degree. If I wanted to I could make my sneezes sound like a tie-fighter screaming down the aisles, but I know it would be bothersome to people so I don't.
     
  6. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm wondering how my youngest (and he's a Kindergartener, thanks) will sneeze when he gets older. Right now, his sneezes are an EVENT, truly awesome to behold! He has a loud, long, several second build up, then the explosion: aaaaaAAAAAAAA-CHOOOOOOO! And my wife thought my sneezes were impressive! (They are, I just usually have 8 or 10 in quick succession.) We really don't think he's artificially building them up, either.

    As for etiquette, I try to sneeze into my elbow, or at least away from everyone when I can't get to my elbow. Not sure when I started doing that, but I'm pretty sure it was within the last 15 years, which is after college for me. I really don't remember anyone doing anything but using their hands before that. I think some sort of cultural/health shift happened with that pretty recently.
     
  7. BennieGamali

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    If i'm alone outside I just sneeze to my right. I always walk with my right side towards the.. ditch? When i'm with other people outside or inside, or when i'm inside at all, I cover my face.