Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: pupil

  1. #1
    Idiomaticus is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Croatian
      • Home Country:
      • Croatia
      • Current Location:
      • Croatia
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    40
    Post Thanks / Like

    pupil

    I'm back! This time I need to know about the human pupil of the eye. It is for a little project of mine, and I just don't know, how could I describe it!? You see, I mustn't mention the above pupil, talking about its name. Instead I must describe it vaguely, or something like that, otherwise it would be a give away, and spoil the 'grand' surprise. So, can use words like, say, an object, thing, something, anything etc. Is pupil an object? Can I say that w/o getting embarrassed? Is it in the spirit of English language? Or, all that I can say about the darn pupil is that it is a part, or a part of something? I dunno.. Perhaps 'part' is fine, but I could use something more like 'an object', you know. Aw..

  2. #2
    edwinghansen is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: pupil

    Hi Idiomaticus,
    Here is one oddity that you can mention. Most people have two and they can move but they can not see them move. But other people can see them move. (Even if you look in a mirror you can see them but the very moment you move your eyes you can't see them in the mirror so therefore you dont see them move. Of course if you are in a movie then you can see them move in a movie but that is the only way.
    Hopefully someone else will contribute.
    edwin.

  3. #3
    Idiomaticus is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Croatian
      • Home Country:
      • Croatia
      • Current Location:
      • Croatia
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    40
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: pupil

    Not bad, I might use that, but what I need right now is not hove pupils move, rather how they shrink because of light. And what I need the most is, are darn pupils darn objects or not! Somehow this is blurry to me.

  4. #4
    2006 is offline Banned
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    4,161
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: pupil

    The pupil of the eye is actually a hole. Specifically it is an opening in the iris, and it changes in size to vary the amount of light that reaches the back of the eye.
    So, perhaps it can be described as a 'nothing'.

  5. #5
    edwinghansen is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: pupil

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    The pupil of the eye is actually a hole. Specifically it is an opening in the iris, and it changes in size to vary the amount of light that reaches the back of the eye.
    So, perhaps it can be described as a 'nothing'.
    Hi
    Great information. Is this the original black hole. LOL.
    Which words best fit the eye, contracts, constricts. I know dilates is one.
    edwin.

  6. #6
    Idiomaticus is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Croatian
      • Home Country:
      • Croatia
      • Current Location:
      • Croatia
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    40
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: pupil

    Well, I'm still not smarter. It all started with two luffa sponges in the sink, at which moment I thought of pupils that also can get smaller. Certainly, you needn't use your hand regarding pupils. Instead you just toggle the switch for the bulb so that your pupils get smaller. But somehow I thought that 'object' would fit just fine, being a tangible and visible thing. And yet, at the same time, I wasn't comfortable with the 'object' solution, so I started this weird thread. Oh well. Only Smarties have the answer.

  7. #7
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    19,448
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: pupil

    You have two holes in your head which open in the dark and close in the light.

Similar Threads

  1. Pupil teacher
    By Piak in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-Feb-2007, 19:55

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •