Little stigmata in the old peeper

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Virveli

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Hi,
would any one know what would the frase mean in the following context? It´s 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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'Peeper' is a colloquial term for the eye, so he needs to sit at the front to see properly.
 

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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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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/N/K/stigmata_2_lg.jpg

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