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What is that rhyme or proverb for sneezing? I think "two for a kiss" is a line in it.

Question #45518. Asked by mrsoliverwood.
Last updated Aug 21 2016.

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Answer has 46 votes
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Answer has 46 votes.
One sneeze, a wish
Two sneezes, a kiss
Three sneezes, a disappointment
Four sneezes, a letter

Mar 20 2004, 5:51 PM
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Answer has 129 votes.

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This site has:

One for a wish
Two for a kiss
Three for a letter
Four for something better
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told.

I haven’t heard this before, but the omens for 5, 6 and 7 also crop up in a British rhyme about magpies.

Response last updated by Terry on Aug 21 2016.
Mar 20 2004, 5:53 PM
Answer has 20 votes

Answer has 20 votes.
Brewers Phrase and Fable has a variant rhyme
"If you sneeze on Monday you sneeze for danger,
Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger,
Sneeze on Wednesday, sneeze for a letter,
Sneeze on Thursday, something better,
Sneeze on Friday, sneeze for sorrow,
Sneeze on Saturday, see your sweetheart tomorrow.

Mar 21 2004, 6:00 AM
Answer has 15 votes

Answer has 15 votes.
One for a wish
Two for a kiss
Three for a poem
Four for a letter
Five for gold
Six for lumber
Seven for an illness
Eight for a dance
Nine for a cold
Ten for a grave

Mar 21 2004, 8:12 AM
Answer has 28 votes

Answer has 28 votes.
I learned it as:
One's a wish
Two's a kiss
Three's a disappointment
Four is a marriage
Five's a carriage
Six is a letter
Seven is something better

Apr 29 2007, 8:50 AM
Answer has 23 votes

Answer has 23 votes.
One's a wish,
Two's a kiss,
Three's a disappointment,
Four's a letter,
Five's something better

and i can't remember anymoreee..

Apr 03 2010, 5:05 AM
Answer has 10 votes

Answer has 10 votes.
At school we always used to say:

One's a fish,
Two's a dish,
Three's a handful of bricks,
Four's a log,
Five's a jog,
Six's a lung full of smog

This really reminds me of school days, so long ago now...sigh!

Jun 25 2013, 9:36 AM
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