Verboticism: Gesundhalt

'Aah, aahh, AAAHHH! ohhnnn...'

DEFINITION: n. An incomplete sneeze; starts with a nose tickle, followed by a sharp intake of breath, but then it vanishes, leaving only a vague sense of incompletion. v. To start a sneeze, but never actually finish it.

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: gah-zunt-halt

Sentence: In 18th century Europe, regular intake of snuff was a common remedy to gesundhalt.

Etymology: gesundheit, only halted

Points: 797

Comments: Gesundhalt

purpleartichokes - 2007-04-12: 04:41:00

PythianHabenero - 2007-04-12: 09:24:00
I approve wholeheartedly of this construction.