Beauty, Bee, Beholder, Skin-deep
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: used to express the fact that not all people have the same opinions about what is beautiful or attractive. There is beauty in almost everyone and everything. It doesn’t have to be physical beauty. It can be what’s on the inside of a person, and how they treat others.
A beholder is an observer: someone who gains awareness of things through the senses, especially sight. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then the person who is observing gets to decide what is beautiful. Which means beauty doesn’t exist on its own but is created by observers.
We’ve all heard the idiom, “Beauty is only skin deep.” Which is used to say that a person’s character is more important than their appearance. The choices we make, the people we are, when no one is watching really determines our beauty.
I would like to share with you this humorous interpretation of the proverb “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is a proverb which means that different people have different ideas of what is beautiful. This joke is a play on the words beholder and bee holder, which sound the same.
If someone has a bee in their hand, they could be called a “bee holder”. The joke is that they have beauty in their eye, because: “Beauty is in the eye of the bee holder” which sounds like: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – Wikitionary.
Source: The Daily English Show
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