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Topic: Neckerchief vs. Ascot?

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Anonymous9000

Should the two be aliased or implicated to one another? Reading the wiki definitions for the two suggests that they're slightly different, but many of the posts could probably qualify for both. At the least, the wiki definitions should be cleaned up since both use Fred from Scooby-Doo as an example, which implies that they're the same. If they are meant to be distinct from one another then the wiki definitions should make it clear.

Updated by user 358670

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    They are both a scarf but they are otherwise different.

    Neckerchief in general is a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle then tied in a way that the "tails" end in points.

    An Ascot is actually the knot itself. Usually it is used on a longer scarf (rectangular) and the "tails" are wide.

    The Wiki itself does need to be cleaned up since Fred wears an ascot.

    Blame it on some mis-tagging.

    Neckchief post #885278
    Ascot post #861137

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  • BCI Temp

    I've been reading the Wikipedia and other sources for a while trying to figure this one out. Wikipedia calls an ascot a variation on a cravat, not a scarf or neckerchief as we've been using it, and I'm not sure what the proper name for that is.

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  • Schrobby

    I too heard an ascot is some kind of necktie.

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  • user 358670

    BCI_Temp said:
    I've been reading the Wikipedia and other sources for a while trying to figure this one out. Wikipedia calls an ascot a variation on a cravat, not a scarf or neckerchief as we've been using it, and I'm not sure what the proper name for that is.

    A few other examples.

    http://www.dress-better.com/page5.php

    http://www.dictionary.com/ascot

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascot

    Basically it seems to be a case of women's scarfs vs formal ascots.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktm0w1427Sw

    Now just to make it extra annoying

    http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-tie-scarves
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDqP3xih-a0

    Slip knot is a distinct possibility.

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