Thursday, December 14, 2006

word origins: "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye"

I LOVE this one:
The saying, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was no eye gouging. Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eyes out. (Yaou-za!)

(Or, if you get a Red Rider BB Gun then you'll shot your eye out. Had to add that one)

3 comments:

Old Man Crowder said...

I think the full phrase is: "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. And then it's a sport!"

GirlGoyle said...

A Christmas story....what a great movie. hehehehehe.

Pyrhonik said...

I can hear my Mom yelling it like it was yesterday :)