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    Default "That brought tears to my eyes" What does this mean?

    Hello, everyone.

    I posted a reply in a forum a few days ago. Today, when I logged in, I saw my comment was quoted by another guy. But I couldn't quite get what he meant.

    Here is my comment.

    One sad fact is that most guys I knew in my uni, including me, ended up disliking lives in their own flats. One of my flat mates had an ego ten times bigger than his body, which weighed around 100 kilos. In the third year, more than half of the guys in my flat moved out because of him. I didn't, but I would always stay in the neighbouring flat untill one or two in the morning. I really loved the people there and they loved me too. Looking back, I find it difficult to believe that for nearly two years, I regularly spent two or three hours in that flat, before I went to sleep. Yet we never ran out of laughters.
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    That brought tears to my eyes
    Does he mean It's really a sad story, or Dude, that hilarious and you've got my tears out?

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: "That brought tears to my eyes" What does this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    I posted a reply in a forum a few days ago. Today, when I logged in, I saw my comment was quoted by another guy. But I couldn't quite get what he meant.

    Here is my comment.



    Here is this guy's comment.



    Does he mean It's really a sad story, or Dude, that hilarious and you've got my tears out?

    Many thanks

    Richard
    It means that you made him laugh.

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    Default Re: "That brought tears to my eyes" What does this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It means that you made him laugh.
    Hello, Bhaisahab.

    Does this sentence only convey one meaning? Or it can also be used to mean the speaker feels sad in the right context.

    Richard

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    Default Re: "That brought tears to my eyes" What does this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post
    Does this sentence only convey one meaning? Or it can also be used to mean the speaker feels sad in the right context.
    My personal view is that "That brought tears to my eyes" means "I was moved to tears by that - I thought it was very moving". Of course, it might have been meant sarcastically, in which case bhaisahab's reading is closer to the truth than mine. Without further context, which is probably lacking, it's hard to say.

    Judging by this thread, and only by this thread, bhai is a cynic, and I am a romantic.

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    Default Re: "That brought tears to my eyes" What does this mean?

    I must be an* apathetic then because I don't understand why the story would bring tears to anybody's eyes.

    *this is incorrect

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    Default Re: "That brought tears to my eyes" What does this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    My personal view is that "That brought tears to my eyes" means "I was moved to tears by that - I thought it was very moving". Of course, it might have been meant sarcastically, in which case bhaisahab's reading is closer to the truth than mine. Without further context, which is probably lacking, it's hard to say.
    I fully agree with 5JJ. Here's what brings tears to my eyes. Leontyne Price sings "Un bel di" from Madama Butterfly - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Judging by this thread, and only by this thread, bhai is a cynic, and I am a romantic.

    If anyone accuses you of not being sarcastic (when needed ), just say a word, and I'll stand up for you. (I should stress that it's not my own experience. )


    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Finally a connoisseur! Fortunately, we can watch a lot of outstanding videos of great performers on YouTube, something which was impossible not so long ago. Of the many, many incredibly great recordings, here's another perfection: Montserrat Caballe's rendition of "Casta diva". (But why the bloody hell is there a dislike button? )

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