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jarek2011
Poland

glasses
 
whatīs a pejorative way for calling names people who wear glasses ? I have heard of googles - but can you think of other words? When sb teases or jeers someone

3 Sep 2012      



Mariethe House
France

four eyes. Am not quite sure.... Let īs wait for nativesSmile 

3 Sep 2012     



yanogator
United States

Yes, Mariethe, "four eyes" is the most common (among us old folks). Maybe there are many newer expressions.

Bruce

3 Sep 2012     



stonefarm
Australia

To tell someone they wear "coke bottles" is another īput down ī - meaning their glasses are so thick they are like the bottom of a coke bottle.

3 Sep 2012     



jarek2011
Poland

thank you very much for your invaluable help in the hour of need!

4 Sep 2012     



evinches
France

Specky   

4 Sep 2012     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Jam jar bottoms/speccy 4 eyes. To be honest, it īs years since I heard anything like this. Are kids more accepting/more pc these days?

4 Sep 2012