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    power tie

    What does "power tie" mean and why is it called "power" tie?
    I found the phrase in the following joke.
    A shepherd was tending his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a dust cloud approached at high speed, out of which emerged a shiny silver BMW. The driver, a young man in an Armani suit, Ferragamo shoes, the latest Polarized sunglasses and a tightly knotted power tie, poked his head out the window and asked the shepherd, "Hey! If I can tell you how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?"

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    Re: power tie

    I've never heard power tie said, but power suit refers to the Western business executive's attire -- a dark blue or grey suit that says masculinity and formality, and makes a man look managerial rather than just blue collar or even white collar.

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    Re: power tie

    How does the joke go on, Vil?

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    Re: power tie

    Hi Rover KE,

    I’m afraid I didn’t make the sense of your question by reason of the poly-semantic connotations of the “go on”.

    Anything I know go on something = 1. begin something, as in go on line, meaning "start to use a computer," or 2. go on a binge, meaning "begin to overdo, especially drink or eat too much."

    If you had in mind the first connotation of the key phrase, my answer is very clear= The joke from the 3rd link of my post above started without outside interference by clicking on the link. In my opinion it is a really power joke.

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    Re: power tie

    How does the joke continue and end?

    What comes next?

    Tell us the rest of the joke, please.

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    Re: power tie

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Rover KE,

    I’m afraid I didn’t make the sense of your question by reason of the poly-semantic connotations of the “go on”.

    Anything I know go on something = 1. begin something, as in go on line, meaning "start to use a computer," or 2. go on a binge, meaning "begin to overdo, especially drink or eat too much."

    If you had in mind the first connotation of the key phrase, my answer is very clear= The joke from the 3rd link of my post above started without outside interference by clicking on the link. In my opinion it is a really power joke.

    Regards,

    V.
    Vil, I think Rover is being sarcastic. They pretend they think what you say is a joke although they know it isn't. I'm curious why.

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    Re: power tie

    So, “power tie” is a cynical marketing term meaning a tie that is garish, loud, lacking taste, flashy and gaudy?

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    Re: power tie

    Hi Raymott,

    Whoever see the first two links of my post in the beginning of the present thread will agree that your formulation is beyond reproach.

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    Re: power tie

    "Hey! If I can tell you how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?"
    What was the shepherd's reply?

    Rover

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