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    Smile Little stigmata in the old peeper

    Hi,
    would any one know what would the frase mean in the following context? Itīs in a film. The guy sits up front in a fashion show and says to the guy behind him:
    - I gotta sit way up close.
    and then he says:
    - Little stigmata in the old peeper.
    At the same time he points at his nose...
    Thanks.
    Virginia

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    Re: Little stigmata in the old peeper

    'Peeper' is a colloquial term for the eye, so he needs to sit at the front to see properly.

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    Thumbs up Re: Little stigmata in the old peeper

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    'Peeper' is a colloquial term for the eye, so he needs to sit at the front to see properly.
    Allright, so he obviously pointed at his eye, not nose. Million thanks!!!

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    Re: Little stigmata in the old peeper

    Actually, I think it is also jokingly suggesting that he can't tell where his eye is because his sight is so bad.

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    Re: Little stigmata in the old peeper

    There's also (possibly) a play on the word "astigmatism" - an eye defect. "Stigmata" is chiefly (only?) used of wounds that occur miraculously/hysterically [you choose ] on the hands/feet of people meditating on the Crucifixion: http://z.about.com/d/paranormal/1/0/...gmata_2_lg.jpg

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