It’s looking like another slow week here at TBB. We’re gearing up for a big family get-together this weekend that will be based at our house. People begin arriving tonight and we have many errands to run and projects around the house to complete.

To keep you occupied, I recommend perusing this list of ways to respond when people sneeze. Important information for those of you who have world travel plans.

In Kyrgyz, one says Акчуч! [aqˈt͡ʃut͡ʃ] (which may be based on an onomatopœia of the sound of a sneeze, like English “atchoo” discussed above), to which one may respond Ракмат!, meaning “thank you”, if the person who said “акчуч” is liked.