The origin of the phrase can be traced to the s, in recent years the meaning if the phrase has changed from negative you make my eyes hurt to positive you make my sore eyes feel better. Even though the phrase can be traced back to Jonathan Swift's book, A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation widely known only as Polite Conversation , published in The line read:. It read:. What a sight for sore eyes that would be! It might be confused with an "eyesore" which is something that is hideous to look at. The broken tree was becoming an eyesore. Many books and websites supply only the positive version as it seems as if the negative or opposite meaning is starting to be used less and less.
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But when my oldest daughter hit 12, the lessons started to have one major theme: This is what girls are told should be their primary goal. I'm a Mormon girl in love with an amazing non-Mormon man. Mormon chicks have way damaged views on human intimacy.
They know that they are the best. This brings me to the thorniest bit: If your wife is Mormon, your kids will be expected to be Mormon. Ask her if her parents buy their underwear from a bookstore. Neither of our children ever considered medicine as a career after seeing how much their dad missed out on. So I am always alone,our communication is not fully connected, he has no time to talk everything with me, causing a lot of misunderstanding. I wouldnt encourage my kids to date a mormon. If we do get married I may have to foot more of the bills. All those are reasons to give the church some elbow room but they are not reasons for actually staying.