Achoo! Hay Fever season is upon Pumpjack & Piddlewick

Hay fever season is upon me. Achoo! That means lots of eye watering, drippy nose and of course sneezing. What’s not to like?

Sneezing in Any Language

It’s a curious thing that we make a certain sound when we sneeze. In English – Achoo. If I was sneezing in French, it would be Atchoum! (Though I have also seen it spelled Achoum.)

Chinese – Han shee!

Argentina – Achis!

Greek – Apshoo!

Russian – Apchkhi!

And, I just discovered, as you do, that someone who is deaf doesn’t ‘Achoo’ when they sneeze. That is they don’t use a verbal word to denote they sneezed. Interesting. (Popular Science)

And that’s all I feel I can write today as my nose is dripping and sniffling. Apsik! (Achoo in Polish)

More Allergies

Oh, and speaking of allergies and France, fun book: French for Cats

And did you know that menopause can change your allergies? It’s true. I can attest. Allergic to menopause, but no longer allergic to cats it would seem. Go figure. But still allergic to hay. Or is that pollen, given it is spring?


And now I am really going, as I have to blow my nose again.

Note Quite Over it Yet

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