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Probability zero [message #5937] Sat, 26 July 2008 15:15 Go to next message
mkemp  is currently offline mkemp
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"Evangeline Valerie Tucker," the Master of Ceremonies announced.

The slender young woman in a tastefully simple white ball gown entered the stage area, curtsied gracefully to her father and took his arm. The two of them paused for a moment, she in her gown and he in impeccable white tie, before descending the three steps down to the ballroom floor where her father passed her to an equally well-dressed escort, a stocky Oriental-appearing man.

"You clean up good, fishface," he murmured into her ear.

She answered, "So do you, Chink. Who tied your tie?"

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I'm sorry but this popped into my head while watching a Cold Case rerun having to do with debutants being Presented to Society.
Re: Probability zero [message #5939] Tue, 29 July 2008 00:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't know, it could happen, but Bill needs to wear more than a white tie.
Re: Probability zero [message #5941] Tue, 29 July 2008 08:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Note thatt i says "in impeccable white tie", not "in *an* impeccable white tie".

do some searchs on "white tie affair" and "black tie affair".

Both "white tie" and "black tie" are shorthand for particular sorts of mens formal wear. Black tie is the most formal.

[Updated on: Tue, 29 July 2008 08:11]

Re: Probability zero [message #5943] Tue, 29 July 2008 09:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Brooke wrote on Tue, 29 July 2008 09:10

Both "white tie" and "black tie" are shorthand for particular sorts of mens formal wear. Black tie is the most formal.


No, actually white tie (tailcoats) is more formal than black tie (tuxedos).

Check: White tie and Black tie at the Wikipedia.


Don't call me Shirley. You will surely make me surly.
Re: Probability zero [message #5944] Tue, 29 July 2008 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Brooke: Sorry, but it's the other way around.

Black tie is the tuxedo - suit-length black coat, black cummerbund or vest, and black tie.

White tie is a black tailcoat, white vest and white tie.

Neither of these are worn before 6:00pm (1800 local). Before that morning dress is worn - tailcoat, vest and Ascot tie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuxedo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_tie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_dress

The Presentation of a Debutante is one of the more formal Society events. It struck me as the least likely thing that the Tucker family would do <grin>.
Re: Probability zero [message #5945] Thu, 31 July 2008 06:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mkemp wrote on Tue, 29 July 2008 07:05

Brooke: Sorry, but it's the other way around.

Black tie is the tuxedo - suit-length black coat, black cummerbund or vest, and black tie.

White tie is a black tailcoat, white vest and white tie.

Neither of these are worn before 6:00pm (1800 local). Before that morning dress is worn - tailcoat, vest and Ascot tie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuxedo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_tie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_dress



I sit corrected.

I know where my confusion comes from. A scene were Dick Seaton and Martin Crane were discussing their improvised formal dress for their wedding on Osnome. One of them made a comment about whites not being the most formal dress...

I got "whites" and "white tie" confused.

mkemp wrote on Tue, 29 July 2008 07:05

The Presentation of a Debutante is one of the more formal Society events. It struck me as the least likely thing that the Tucker family would do <grin>.


Oh, I can *easily* see Valerie doing it.

As part of the setup for a *major* pranking. Smile
Re: Probability zero [message #5946] Thu, 31 July 2008 20:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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True, Valerie/Tuck would do something like that to pull a mind f**k upon everybody, but Val/Tuck would get the Gang and Ba Boys in on it too because Debbie and Mike both would love to help out.
Re: Probability zero [message #5947] Thu, 31 July 2008 22:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Let me amend my statement: "It struck me as the least likely thing that the Tucker family would do unless part of a prank or exercise in mind-bending."

I don't really see the family doing something like this because, if for no other reason, it would call attention to them and that's something that they don't want. Funny as hell to think about, though.
Re: Probability zero [message #6728] Sat, 09 April 2011 17:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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However, in the Tucky Seasons verse, it becomes a whole lot more likely, although I'm not sure I'd say probable.
Re: Probability zero [message #6772] Wed, 20 April 2011 15:20 Go to previous message
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If Bill had to wear a formal tie, black or white, you just KNOW he'd end up putting a motor on it so it would spin... If he could be restrained from adding lights to it.
I believe this would impress Jane...
Top hat with a propellor on top?
*wanders off in a creative daze*

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