A Conversation for Post-it Notes
prez Started conversation Aug 25, 2000
I am sure most of you have lain awake at night wondering why it is that all diagonal stripes on men's ties (in the UK at least) are in the direction of bottom left to top right.
Well you will now, at last, be able to sleep sound.
The reason is that heraldic shields were always divided this way unless the bearer was illegitimate, in which case the stripe was drawn top left to bottom right. The tradition was carried over to ties and as no one wanted to be thought of as illegitimate….
I am told that this is not the case in the USA and that it is possible to get ties with either orientated stripes. Can anyone confirm this? Stupidly I didn't check this out when I was in the States and don't expect to go back for some time.
Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession Posted Aug 28, 2000
I can confirm it. But what does this have to do with Post-it notes?
prez Posted Aug 30, 2000
Nothing - I thought "new conversation" meant entirely new conversation or I clicked the wrong button - Must learn to where my glasses!
Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession Posted Aug 30, 2000
Oh! I can see how that was confusing. Actually, the "New Conversation" will appear at the bottom of whatever page you are looking at.
If you just have a general question, you should click on the "Ask h2g2" button at the top of your screen. Then post a "New Conversation" on the Ask h2g2 page.
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