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- interjection The
onomatopoeiafor a sneeze.
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A bout of sneezing can give a lot more away than the fact that you've got a cold, says a researcher, who claims that going "atishoo" can also be triggered by sexy thoughts.
When I started learning French at age 9 I thought ‘a tes souhaits’ was the French pronunciation of atishoo.
My correspondante thought it was HILARIOUS that I said atishoo instead of atchoum.
But few realise how dangerous a sneeze can be to the person doing the atishoo-ing - from broken ribs to, in one case, a heart attack.