me sore eyes can’t wait to see...

Discussion in 'English Only' started by MrRise, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. MrRise

    MrRise Senior Member

    Hello, I rechecked it a lot of times, and it's really 'Me eyes', but not 'My eyes', it's from Frozen, an Irishman, as it's written in the script cannot wait to see the Queen and the Princess, and here he says:

    IRISHMAN: Oh, me sore eyes can’t wait to see the Queen and the Princess. I bet they’re absolutely lovely.

    So, perhaps it's old-fashioned way of expressing your expectation.

    I have never seen such a usage, and don't know how to look it up or google this, then I have only you to make me sure or explain if I got it wrong :)
  2. The Newt

    The Newt Senior Member

    USA / EEUU
    English - US
    It's just a non-standard variant possessive meaning "my."
  3. Trochfa

    Trochfa Senior Member

    English - England
    It's the written form of the Irish accent he uses. It is informal dialect.

  4. Enquiring Mind

    Enquiring Mind Senior Member

    UK/Česká republika
    English - the Queen's
    And there are previous threads here and here.

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