Posted by ESC on September 02, 2002
In Reply to: Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye posted by Woodchuck on September 02, 2002
: : I don't know if this phrase would have any specific origin, but does anyone know of one?
: The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed. The only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.
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The Ancient Romans and mothers everywhere have used this phrase.