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(Telegraph)   British schoolboy put in isolation at school for wearing a real tie rather than a clip-on, due to "health and safety reasons"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 118
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2013-02-14 11:51:43 AM  
Something like this is why we should have a "RULE BRITANNIA" tag
 
2013-02-14 11:57:07 AM  
These wimps used to rule the world. Now you can't even wear a real tie to school without being put in isolation.

"TIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!"
www.therobotspajamas.com
 
2013-02-14 12:13:05 PM  
I learned during my bar tending years to never wear a real tie

/major health hazard
//especially on Margarita night
///frikkin blender
 
2013-02-14 12:45:19 PM  
Geez, even the government official in TFA said it was an over-reaction.

:P
 
2013-02-14 01:18:20 PM  
Roger Bibbings, occupational safety adviser for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, said schools can make pupils wear clip-on ties, but should not cite health and safety grounds.

I get what he's saying.  But taken out of context it sounds like, "Make them wear the clip on for no good reason!"
 
2013-02-14 01:25:28 PM  
School boy in question?

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2013-02-14 01:39:19 PM  
How about no tie at all? And while you are at it, remove the useless buttons on the sleeves of jackets.

/I promise to carry a handkerchief instead.
 
2013-02-14 01:40:00 PM  
i1151.photobucket.com
Isolated from all dat schoolyard buggery? I'd be wearin' a feckin' dress ta school (instead of dis BBC telly studio)!
 
2013-02-14 01:40:28 PM  
Wait, i can't remember if I am supposed to belittle the source and say it is made up BS or relate some random, ridiculous circumstance from the U.S.

\please help!
 
2013-02-14 01:41:27 PM  
Probably wanted to hang himself for having to live there.
 
2013-02-14 01:42:09 PM  
I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.
 
2013-02-14 01:46:17 PM  

Prank Monkey: Wait, i can't remember if I am supposed to belittle the source and say it is made up BS or relate some random, ridiculous circumstance from the U.S.

\please help!


hmm according the fark poster-bot rules, you supposed to do both :D

vote democrat
 
2013-02-14 01:46:39 PM  

Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.


Your boss hated you.
 
2013-02-14 01:49:55 PM  
"If you don't wear yer clip-on tie, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't wear yer tie?"
 
2013-02-14 01:52:02 PM  
Too bad it wasn't a bow tie. Bow ties are cool.
 
2013-02-14 01:54:03 PM  
Or, you know, where a tie pin/tack, bar, or chain.
 
2013-02-14 01:54:47 PM  
He's currently appealing the rule about eating his meat before having pudding.
 
2013-02-14 01:55:16 PM  
Well it's not like he could wear no tie at all! That would be madness, madness I say!
 
2013-02-14 01:56:27 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Too bad it wasn't a bow tie. Bow ties are cool.


*shakes tiny, time-travelling fist*
 
2013-02-14 01:57:41 PM  
I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.

I mean, honestly. Why would I want to screw around trying to tie a piece of cloth around my neck in a specific way??? Just clip that sucker on and be done with it!
 
2013-02-14 01:58:25 PM  
Somewhere at some time some little kid was left alone (I think there was a story about a kid in the bathroom a couple months ago on fark)  they tripped, slipped or whatever and either strangled themselves to death or were otherwise harmed by their tie-tie.

Immediate response is "no real ties" by the schools.

You will never find a more "please don't sue us" group of people in the world than schools.  Policies are changed on experience of n=1 anywhere in the world.
 
2013-02-14 02:01:07 PM  
Take away their shoelaces too while you're at it.
 
2013-02-14 02:06:36 PM  
What happens when the inevitable clip-on accident occurs?

www.inhabitots.com

/better safe than sorry
 
2013-02-14 02:07:40 PM  
Real mean wear the severed ears of their enemies
 
2013-02-14 02:12:01 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Real mean wear the severed ears of their enemies

 
2013-02-14 02:12:34 PM  
I actually SAW a dumb-ass get his tie stuck in a paper shredder. It's just like TV, except more hilarious in person.
He also locked himself in the elevator (didn't push any buttons and panicked when the doors closed and nothing happened) and burned his face while trying to smell a hot pizza.

First honest and true dumbass I've ever met in person.
 
2013-02-14 02:13:25 PM  
well, my image 403'd

here's another:
www.dixonsvixens.com
 
2013-02-14 02:14:48 PM  

LOGINGOESHERE


Or, you know, where a tie pin/tack, bar, or chain.


Where tack? There tack.

There castle.
 
2013-02-14 02:15:18 PM  
Not only is this a no-win scenario, they won't even allow for a tie.
 
2013-02-14 02:16:45 PM  

doczoidberg


I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.


A clip-on tie is the sartorial equivalent of the fast-food worker's paper hat. That's why.
 
2013-02-14 02:20:58 PM  

Farce-Side: Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.

Your boss hated you.


he wore one too.
 
2013-02-14 02:23:42 PM  

Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.


Breakaway ties.  Tie it, mark the back of the neck when it is properly fitted, and then have a tailor cut it apart and sew velcro in so that it can come off with a good tug.

I have a few modified like that for work specifically to prevent another individual from choking me with my own tie.
 
2013-02-14 02:25:19 PM  

Girion47: Farce-Side: Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.

Your boss hated you.

he wore one too.


Self-hating bosses are the worst.
 
2013-02-14 02:25:37 PM  

The WindowLicker: I have a few modified like that for work specifically to prevent another individual from choking me with my own tie.


Wow, your co-workers REALLY don't like you do they?!
 
2013-02-14 02:26:32 PM  
I actually really like wearing ties, I feel they can lend a nice touch to a suit if you get your color contrasts set up correctly. The knot you tie also shows how serious you are, single windsors tell me that you don't really know how to tie a tie and you're wearing it out of obligation. You should at least wear a double windsor.

Now, these below are really cool knots, I haven't tried them out yet, but I will wear them in the future.

Eldredge Knot:
agreeordie.com
agreeordie.com
Link

Trinity Knot:
agreeordie.com
agreeordie.com
Link
 
2013-02-14 02:26:45 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: LOGINGOESHERE

Or, you know, where a tie pin/tack, bar, or chain.


Where tack? There tack.

There castle.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-02-14 02:26:49 PM  

Walker: Now you can't even wear a real tie to school without being put in isolation.


Hey, why don't repeat that completely wrong favourite of your ilk, that guns are banned?!  That's always a good one!
 
2013-02-14 02:26:58 PM  

doczoidberg: I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.

I mean, honestly. Why would I want to screw around trying to tie a piece of cloth around my neck in a specific way??? Just clip that sucker on and be done with it!?


There, FTFY. Ties are absurd and useless anachronisms and should be summarily regaled to the same dustbin that ascots and cummerbunds have landed in. You know - band uniforms, some dress military uniforms, and really, really gay artists.
 
2013-02-14 02:28:18 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: LOGINGOESHERE

Or, you know, where a tie pin/tack, bar, or chain.


Where tack? There tack.

There castle.


Obviously, I meant "wear", not "where".


Gosh, I feel like such an idiot. Especially after the LOL WUT pear I posted. I honestly didn't get what you said at first.
 
2013-02-14 02:28:26 PM  
When we grew up and went to school there were certain teachers who would hurt the children any way they could. By pouring their derision Upon anything we did and exposing every weakness however carefully hidden by the kids
 
2013-02-14 02:28:59 PM  

The WindowLicker: Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.

Breakaway ties.  Tie it, mark the back of the neck when it is properly fitted, and then have a tailor cut it apart and sew velcro in so that it can come off with a good tug.

I have a few modified like that for work specifically to prevent another individual from choking me with my own tie.


I honestly hope that if that ever comes up in your line of work that you run away as fast as you can pinwheeling your legs screaming "NIGHT LIZAARRRRRD....... AWAYYYYYYYY!"
 
2013-02-14 02:29:18 PM  

doczoidberg: I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.

I mean, honestly. Why would I want to screw around trying to tie a piece of cloth around my neck in a specific way??? Just clip that sucker on and be done with it!


Clothes say a lot about a person. a clip-on tie says "I'm going to do the minimum that is required"
tying a tie takes less than a minute and allows you to have your tie the proper length (widest part hits the level of the top of your belt).
 
2013-02-14 02:30:31 PM  

Girion47: I actually really like wearing ties, I feel they can lend a nice touch to a suit if you get your color contrasts set up correctly. The knot you tie also shows how serious you are, single windsors tell me that you don't really know how to tie a tie and you're wearing it out of obligation. You should at least wear a double windsor.

Now, these below are really cool knots, I haven't tried them out yet, but I will wear them in the future.

Eldredge Knot:
[agreeordie.com image 554x554]
[agreeordie.com image 554x554]
Link

Trinity Knot:
[agreeordie.com image 612x612]
[agreeordie.com image 612x612]
Link


Those knots would only be sported over here by shiny-suited spivs trying to sell you a 911 or a house in Chiswick.  They're foul.  Also, there's no such thing as a Double Windsor.  If people refer to Double Windsors it tells me that they don't really know how to tie a tie.  It's a Windsor or a Half Windsor, nothing else.
 
2013-02-14 02:31:35 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: doczoidberg: I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.

I mean, honestly. Why would I want to screw around trying to tie a piece of cloth around my neck in a specific way??? Just clip that sucker on and be done with it!

Clothes say a lot about a person. a clip-on tie says "I'm going to do the minimum that is required"
tying a tie takes less than a minute and allows you to have your tie the proper length (widest part hits the level of the top of your belt).


The point of your tie should hit your belt buckle.  Any lower and your smaller end won't fit into the holder on the back of the front segment.
 
2013-02-14 02:32:43 PM  

evilmrsock: The WindowLicker: Girion47: I was always bothered that my boss made me wear a tie when inspecting places that had machinery that would be horrible if it ever caught the tie...like a conveyor belt, they have exposed gears on the ends, that will just eat your face.

Breakaway ties.  Tie it, mark the back of the neck when it is properly fitted, and then have a tailor cut it apart and sew velcro in so that it can come off with a good tug.

I have a few modified like that for work specifically to prevent another individual from choking me with my own tie.

I honestly hope that if that ever comes up in your line of work that you run away as fast as you can pinwheeling your legs screaming "NIGHT LIZAARRRRRD....... AWAYYYYYYYY!"


There are knots you can tie that will unravel if you pull on them.
 
2013-02-14 02:33:39 PM  

The Envoy: Girion47: I actually really like wearing ties, I feel they can lend a nice touch to a suit if you get your color contrasts set up correctly. The knot you tie also shows how serious you are, single windsors tell me that you don't really know how to tie a tie and you're wearing it out of obligation. You should at least wear a double windsor.

Now, these below are really cool knots, I haven't tried them out yet, but I will wear them in the future.

Eldredge Knot:
[agreeordie.com image 554x554]
[agreeordie.com image 554x554]
Link

Trinity Knot:
[agreeordie.com image 612x612]
[agreeordie.com image 612x612]
Link

Those knots would only be sported over here by shiny-suited spivs trying to sell you a 911 or a house in Chiswick.  They're foul.  Also, there's no such thing as a Double Windsor.  If people refer to Double Windsors it tells me that they don't really know how to tie a tie.  It's a Windsor or a Half Windsor, nothing else.


I wore a Double Windsor every day for highschool.   If you're going to be such a twit I'll refer you to wiki:"TheWindsor knot, also referred to as aFull Windsor or as aDouble Windsor to distinguish it from theHalf Windsor"
 
2013-02-14 02:33:45 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: doczoidberg: I prefer clip on ties.

Sadly, things are the opposite here in the US. Here, if you wear a clip on, people look down on it, for some brainless reason.

I mean, honestly. Why would I want to screw around trying to tie a piece of cloth around my neck in a specific way??? Just clip that sucker on and be done with it!

Clothes say a lot about a person. a clip-on tie says "I'm going to do the minimum that is required"
tying a tie takes less than a minute and allows you to have your tie the proper length (widest part hits the level of the top of your belt).



Yup. That just about sums me up.

Now, when's lunch time?
 
2013-02-14 02:33:55 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: LOGINGOESHERE

Or, you know, where a tie pin/tack, bar, or chain.


Where tack? There tack.

There castle.


Why are you talking like that?
 
2013-02-14 02:38:41 PM  

Girion47: I actually really like wearing ties, I feel they can lend a nice touch to a suit if you get your color contrasts set up correctly. The knot you tie also shows how serious you are, single windsors tell me that you don't really know how to tie a tie and you're wearing it out of obligation. You should at least wear a double windsor.

Now, these below are really cool knots, I haven't tried them out yet, but I will wear them in the future.

Eldredge Knot:


Link

Trinity Knot:


Link


The Eldredge knot looks cool. The Trinity knot looks like you seriously messed up your knot and said 'fark it, good enough.'
 
2013-02-14 02:39:29 PM  
Clip-ons are for small children that can't sit still. Besides, you have so many more options in patterns and colors with regular ties. It takes a minute at most, even for the most complex knots. It shows an attention to detail that you otherwise would not have with a clip-on.
 
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