black' eye', n.  1.  discoloration of the skin around the eye, resulting from a blow, bruise, etc.  2.  a damaged reputation.

shiner (shi'nər), n.  Informal.  BLACK EYE.

What Is It? A black eye, sometimes called a "shiner," is a bruise around the eye.


Day 1

When an object strikes the eye, the force of the impact breaks delicate blood vessels in the eyelids and surrounding tissues. Blood collects under the skin, and causes black or blue discoloration in the eyelids and around the eye socket. 


Most black eyes happen by accident — during contact sports, at work, in a car crash or during home repair.


Day 2 

Men get about four times more eye injuries than women do, and the average patient is approximately 30 years old. 



Day 3 

The source of the injury is usually a blunt object — a baseball, a hammer, a rock or a piece of lumber — and the most frequent place of injury is the home. 


Day 4

At one time, it was also common for eye injuries to occur in motor vehicle accidents, usually when a victim's face struck the dashboard. However, the number of eye injuries caused by car crashes has decreased significantly because of airbags and the mandatory use of seat belts.



Day 5



Boone:  "Everyone in the 1st and 2nd grade wanted to see my eye!"  

Boone just enjoy the week!  You get to walk around with a black eye --  Every real man's dream!  And, you're certainly going to be a real man. 


Oh and by the way, the reason I'm not afraid to show Boone's shiner is because, thank you Jesus, it didn't happen on my watch.  : - )  Boone got his black eye at school in gym class.  A little girl hit him with a hockey stick!!  So I guess if that gets out, Boone's black eye might also fit Webster's second definition above in that his reputation as well as his eye might suffer some damage.