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As a native German, I can confirm that a variant of this habit is known in the Ruhr area. It might be declining in usage, but I might get that impression because I'm getting older while the youth still may be doing it. I certainly have the impression that everyone who went to school here does at least know this, even if they don't use it. The variant I know ...


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As a native speaking Austrian, I can confirm that this can happen (I have done it myself too). Although it is not that common and happens only in a environment where everyone is close to each other (friends or family). I like it to do, if I tell something to a close group and someone interrupts me (multiple) times during the talk. At that point you can wish ...


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I was born and raised in Austria and I have only ever heard "Gesundheit", "Zum Wohl" "Helf Gott" and more locally "Wahr ist's". I was able to find a different discussion on a german website here that corroborates the story though (altough in that forum it's "Schönheit", "Gesundheit", "ein ...


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