BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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DID YOU KNOW that the word pupil…

… as in pupil of the eye was originally a metaphor, not a factual term.  The Latin word pupilla means  a little doll and was used because you can see a tiny image of yourself when looking into another person’s eye.

Source: http://www.worldwidewords.org

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2 comments on “DID YOU KNOW that the word pupil…

  1. Vikki Thompson
    April 9, 2013

    Wow! 🙂

    Xx

  2. bridget whelan
    April 9, 2013

    Pretty good, isn’t it? I suppose it shows that people have always been hungry to understand things through imagery and have a need to make language as vivid and as arresting as possible.

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