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Entry from March 29, 2018
“Conjunctivitis.com—that’s a site for sore eyes”

A “(web)site for sore eyes” is a pun on the expression of a “sight for sore eyes.” English comedian Tim Vine has been credited with this joke since at least 2009:

“Conjunctivitis.com—that’s a site for sore eyes.”

The domain name Conjunctivitis.com does not appear to be active.


Wikipedia: Tim Vine
Timothy Mark “Tim” Vine (born 4 March 1967) is an English writer, actor, comedian and presenter, known for his quick-fire puns and his role on the BBC series Not Going Out until his departure in 2012. He has released a number of DVDs of his stand-up comedy and has written several joke books. In 2010 and 2014, Vine won the award for best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His winning jokes were: “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again” and β€œI decided to sell my Hoover ... well it was just collecting dust.” He was the runner up in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Wikipedia: Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid. It makes the eye appear pink or reddish. There may also be pain, burning, scratchiness, or itchiness. The affected eye may have increased tears or be “stuck shut” in the morning. Swelling of the white part of the eye may also occur. Itching of the eye is more common in cases due to allergies. Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes.

Twitter
One-Liner Tweets
@onelinertweets
Conjunctivitis.com is a site for sore eyes.
7:47 AM - 23 Apr 2009

Twitter
Adam Hope 🏏
@Hop3y
RT @sickipedia: http://www.conjunctivitis.com A site for sore eyes
5:12 PM - 27 Jul 2009

Twitter
Jefy_hunt
@notnothing
Replying to @jayirichardson
@jayirichardson @justinmoorhouse RE: conjunctivitis.com Falsely attributed to Tim Vine, Tommy Cooper did it first!!
5:24 AM - 25 Nov 2009

Twitter
Shaun Peel
@ShaunPeel
Fav gag at the moment, from Tim Vine: http://www.conjunctivitis.com - Now there’s a sight for sore eyes. #comicrelief at the Apex, Bury, Mar 9
8:55 AM - 18 Feb 2011

21 June 2011, Daily Mail (London, UK), pg. 48:
http://www.conjunctivitis.com—now there’s a site for sore eyes.
Joe King, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

21 September 2011, The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), pg. 13:
AN internet geek points out: “There really is a web page at conjunctivitis.com. You could say it’s a site for sore eyes.”

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
http://www.conjunctivitis.com –a site for sore eyes.

Reddit—Jokes
Conjunctivitis.com…
submitted February 10, 2012 by itsalllies
“Conjunctivitis.com - that’s a site for sore eyes” - A Tim Vine joke, just thought I’d share.

Google Books
Dad Jokes 2
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
Conjunctivitis.com now that’s a site for sore eyes.

Google Books
Word Play:
A cornucopia of puns, anagrams and other curiosities of the English Language

By Gyles Brandreth
London, UK: Coronet
2015
Pg. ?:
conjunctivitis.com – that’s a site for sore eyes
(Credited to Tim Vine.—ed.)

Express & Star (Wolverhampton, UK)
Tim Vine talks ahead of Birmingham show
By Andy Richardson | Entertainment | Published: Feb 9, 2018
(...)
Conjunctivitis.com – that’s a site for sore eyes.

Posted by Barry Popik
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