lessons in etiquette

Sneezing Tip


Here is a simple and quiet method to prevent sneezing. There are several methods; but I’ve found this one to work the best.

When you feel a sneeze coming on, gently tickle the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue. Continue this until the urge to sneeze dissapates. (5-10 sec.)

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    May 27, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    I’m going to try that, thanks! (o:

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    May 29, 2007 at 5:30 am

    Dear Mrs.B,
    Great to hear that!

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    June 17, 2007 at 12:26 am


    I recently came across your lovely blog. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts!


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    June 17, 2007 at 10:18 am

    Thank you Juliana, for your lovely comment! I’m so glad to hear that you have enjoyed reading my blog. I always enjoy hearing viewers comments!


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    October 14, 2007 at 8:08 am

    i didn’t know that about the sneezing , but what i do is that when you yawn instead of making it obviouse close your mouth and sick your tounge to the roof of your mouth untill you don’t feel the need to yawn

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    October 18, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Thank you, tara. It’s great to hear that hint! It sounds very similar to the one used for sneezing!

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    December 26, 2007 at 1:07 am

    Perhaps there is something wrong with my sneeze reflex, but I have found the technique recommended to be inevitable sneeze-inducer. In fact, I can cause myself to sneeze by doing that, even if I have no compulsion to sneeze otherwise.

    I was taught, when learning public speaking, that often a sudden sharp pain, such as a pinch, will discourage a sneeze. Of course if one is wearing gloves (as a lady might do on a formal occasion) this won’t work, but I have used it to excellent effect on many occasions; it is usually quite easy to pinch the back of one’s own opposite hand.

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    December 27, 2007 at 8:12 am

    Dear davidrochester,
    How interesting! Yes, I believe that the ‘pinching method’ that you described above, is another option to use.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    November 27, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I came across your blog about sneezing and very interesting. I tried this method and It worked! I was doing a presentation and was amazed with this trick.

    By the way, I enjoy reading your blog! Nowadays, ladies tend to forget how to be a lady and your blog is an eye opener for the younger generation.

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    Anete Kuree
    May 17, 2010 at 1:55 am

    It was extremely interesting for me to read this post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

    Anete Kuree

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