don't know about stroppy but apparently it makes your eyes better!!!
here's some trivia......
ear rings are through the part of your ear (usually) which in reflexology corresponds to your eyes.... so when pirates when up into the crows nest.. they used to twiddle their ear rings.. so they could see better......
you believe me don't you??????? *grin*
I have four ear rings... 2 in each ear.... that must make me heading towards psychotic..... lol