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Tartan eyes

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 03, 2001

In Reply to: Tartan eyes posted by karyn on January 03, 2001

: Someone has told me I have tartan eyes but I was too embarassed to ask what he meant

Tartan is a Scottish plaid as seen above.
I did see an expression "as seen through tartan eyes" but I couldnt discern the meaning.

Main Entry: tar·tan
Pronunciation: 'tär-t&n
Function: noun
Etymology: probably from Middle French tiretaine linsey-woolsey
Date: circa 1500
1 : a plaid textile design of Scottish origin consisting of stripes of varying width and color usually patterned to designate a distinctive clan
2 a : a twilled woolen fabric with tartan design b : a fabric with tartan design
3 : a garment of tartan design