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くしゃみ (sneeze)

Postby paul_b » Wed 10.18.2006 8:37 am

I daresay everybody knows the "if you sneeze somebody's talking about you" superstition but did you know ...

一誉め、二謗り、三笑い

One for praise, two for censure, three for laugh

Actually there's another version as well...

一誉め、二謗り、三風邪

One for praise, two for censure, three for a cold

;-)
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RE: くしゃみ (sneeze)

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 10.19.2006 9:52 am

I sneeze once quite often.. hmmm
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RE: くしゃみ (sneeze)

Postby keatonatron » Thu 10.19.2006 11:28 am

Who are you praising?
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RE: くしゃみ (sneeze)

Postby tanuki » Sun 10.22.2006 12:10 am

I had a friend who couldn't stop sneezing for several minutes after she sneezed once.

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If I understood it right, it means that if you sneeze once, someone is praising you, if you sneeze twice, someone is censoring you (talking bad about you behind your back?) and if you sneeze thrice, then you have a cold or...laughing illness? ;)
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RE: くしゃみ (sneeze)

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 10.23.2006 10:19 am

tanuki, you are correct, I believe Keatonatron was gaving a go at me.. Either that or he totally misunderstood what Paul_b was saying.
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RE: くしゃみ (sneeze)

Postby keatonatron » Mon 10.23.2006 12:04 pm

I knew you were expecting someone to say "Wow, you're sure praised a lot!" so I had to try and turn it around on ya :p
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RE: くしゃみ (sneeze)

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 10.23.2006 1:16 pm

Actually I wasn't going for any sort of expectation. I merely typed up what has been my experience.. but I do appreciate the humorous spin you put on it..

I was laughing so hard I actually fell outa my chair.. :D
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