Posted by Marcus on January 04, 2001
In Reply to: Tartan eyes posted by Bruce Kahl 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
: Wow! If I were to say that to a Scottish lass with crisp, sparkling blue/green eyes and red hair, my wife would fell me in one fatal stroke.