Does Hand-Clap Prevent
The Death Of A Færie?
After just reading the section in FAQ regarding the Christian response to a sneeze I felt obliged to write to you.
Whenever my sister (who is 30) sneezes I wait for the second one as she always sneezes twice and then I do indeed say the obligatory "bless you." She always responds with a "thank-you" and then claps her hands once to prevent the death of a fairy.
From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <email@example.com>
To: "Niall Ryan"
Subject: Re: Positive_Atheism_Letters_Section
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 7:12 PM
How does she know she is not inadvertently killing a færie with the hand-clap?
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Maybe we have just discovered the true origin of the term "happy clapper" or "happy clappy."
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