Here it comes. . .
Hold your nose. Close your eyes. It’s coming from inside your nose somewhere up by your eyes. It feels like your nose is being tickled. Ah! You can’t hold it any longer. O.K. it’s gone. Pheew . . . Uh oh, here it comes again! Hold your nose! Close your eyes, raise your eyebrows, make a funny face —hurry!
Oh well, you sneezed. So what’s the big deal? The following things can make sneezing very awkward:
Sneezing at an inappropriate time- You can’t do much about sneezing at the wrong times. Imagine someone would sneeze during a suspenseful movie right when the girl is about to encounter the murderer and the music has stopped to leave you in dead silence? And to make it even worse, some people don’t even hint at the fact that they’re about to sneeze and just comes out loud and unexpected. It freaks others out every time.
Some people don’t cover their mouth and spray everybody around them. Suddenly millions of germs are flying around the room screaming out “I’m free! I’m free!” looking for someone else to get sick. Oh and having someone’s saliva sprayed on you doesn’t feel that great.
Saliva smells sometimes, and it can be pretty distinct. It smells like. . well, it smells like spit. If somebody sneezes while you’re in a car with the windows rolled up you might be able to smell it even if the person sneezes into a tissue. Nobody ever brings it up, and I’ve always wondered why. I mean, I’m not the only one that can smell a sneeze, right?
Boogers– They show up when you’re sick. Slimy little green friends make their presence known by surprise when you sneeze sometimes, and they’re not very shy either; sometimes they come out flying across the room and stick to a wall. Or the back of someone’s head!
Besides that, sneezing is no big deal. And even though I’ve heard stories that you can sneeze out your brain, that your heart stops when you sneeze, and even that a sneeze can kill you. . I guess I’m still not scared of it because I still sneeze. I can’t help it!
But hey, sneezing is funny sometimes, too. I’ve heard “Waaa choo!“, “Tch . . pheew!”, “Ahh . . tsh.” and a bunch of other kinds! It’s awesome!
Can you spell out phonetically the sound you make when you sneeze?
Me? “Agh . .shoo!”