Skip to comments.Tom Steyer's tie becomes trending Google search during debate
Posted on 01/14/2020 9:54:49 PM PST by yesthatjallen
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He looks to have two different red plaid ties, one with a yellow accent stripe and one without. And he's worn them more than once on a debate stage. Maybe re-wearing a tie violates a fashion rule for the woke democrats.
Of course, that would raise the question of what right he has to wear a Wallace tartan. There are two schools of thought on this. Some people are indifferent to wearing other people's colors. I prefer to be an old curmudgeon and insist that one should only wear one's own. Some patterns, of course, are community property, like the Royal Stuart and Black Watch, but otherwise, be mindful of ownership. The same goes for school and regimental ties; there are many that I admire but I have no right to wear them.
...good observation....!!! I believe you are right...Clan Wallace....and for the un-informed, it is indeed a “tartan” not a “plaid” (pronounced “played” actually....) which is a garment worn over the shoulder....
Looks like a “Wallace Red”.
Steyer’s wife is on the board of LaRaza.
by peculiar coincidence so does his portfolio
The distinction is narrow, but plaid is pretty generic. Tartans, on the other hand, are specific named designs that in some cases are a thousand years old.
And by that I mean generic as a design. As pointed out up thread, technically the term plaid refers to a type of garment, not it’s design.
Tartans are a type of plaid. A subset.
I’m “old school” myself in that regard. My family is a sept of Clan Farquharson so I’m happy to wear the it or the family tartan.
Only because language steals terms and repurposes them. Originally plaid was a type of garment (essentially a long cape worn with a belt), typically a
woven in a tartan specific to a family or organization.
I see. Well, that one fact explains quite a bit.
Now I see what his likely motivation is coming from.
He wants to be the White Knight for his (undocumented?)
Damsel in Distress. It’s a very old dynamic.
Dudley Do Right riding the Calvary to rescue Nell.
We’re in America, where the use of American English is appropriate.
Whatever. I happen to think that precision in thought, language, and speech are important. Being sloppy with words is like allowing a garden to go untended; after a time the nuance and beauty that has been long cultivated is lost and replaced by the common and worthless.
Precision is good, but also within the context of the accepted actual meaning of words.
That is the mindset that brought forth ebonics.
No, it isn’t.
His wife isn’t undocumented. Kat Taylor is a banker, philanthropist & big muckety-muck in her own right. She’s worth googling— much has been written about her.
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