Talk:Closet

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What About the British Meaning?[edit]

The word closet here refers to a small private room. That's the origin of the term water closet, and the saying 'come out of the closet'. The article only mentions an Elizabethan usage, in regards to the meaning here.--88.110.248.34 01:32, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead and add that def. StuRat 03:57, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Monsters Inc reference[edit]

Doesnt the reference to Monsters Inc and the long explanation pull the article too off topic and is unnecessary with the like to the movie included?

Picture of 'Hundred year old closet'[edit]

Shouldn't that better be with the 'hundred' the age of the closet is constantly subject to change. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.145.21.187 (talk) 11:23, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

You're quite right, indeed I see it's two years older since you noted this, so I've changed it to antique.Number36 (talk) 00:02, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Larger Closets after WWII[edit]

Does someone have a reference for the allegation that larger closets are a feature of post-WWII housing? At least where I live, post-WWII housing almost universally has miniscule closets, and pre-WWII housing usually has huge walk-in closets of the sort that aren't seen any more. I find this description hard to believe.

California Closets?[edit]

Does that sound like an ad to anyone else? JakiChan 19:49, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Do you know DUCLOSET ? also an ad, (HLC, Ducasse Mexico) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.179.64.48 (talk) 00:54, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

A closet?

Not a closet?[edit]

This piece of furniture (at right) is a wardrobe, a cupboard, a clothes press, a schrank, an armoire ——but not a closet. Can we find an on-line advertisement that applies "closet" to such a piece of furniture with double doors? or was this a solecism on the part of some Wikipedian?--Wetman (talk) 19:15, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

There's nothing in the definition of closet that precludes it being double doored, and in this sense it is a type of cupboard. Wardrobe is a synonym for the same piece of furniture.Number36 (talk) 23:55, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
I agree with you, Wetman, a warbrobe is not the same as a closet. A closet is any small enclosed space with doors. A warbrobe is just a dresser except it has doors like a cupboard instead of drawers. I will fix this error, what's written is simply not true.--Woofy (talk) 22:53, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
You are incorrect, the terms are synonymous, you may not use them so, or in certain locations the sense may vary, but they are. See here for just one example. It meets the criteria even of your own personal definition there 'a small space with doors'. Also it's spelled wardrobe as opposed to 'warbrobe'.Number36 (talk) 23:57, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

British meaning?[edit]

Even though this article explains the meaning of a "water closet" I still don't understand why it is called like that. I would probably explain it better--Woofy (talk) 22:48, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

I've clarified it a little.Number36 (talk) 00:28, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

too much detail[edit]

I feel that in the section what types of closets there are, the types are too specific. It writes about a DVD closet - I don't really think that's important. I think this is not necessary and would rather make it more general and add the important terms such as "walk in closet" to make it more to the point. Woofy (talk) 23:02, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

This I can agree with, and have removed some of the more questionable additions to the list; toy, board game, wine, and DVD. Less different types of closet, more a few different things stored in closets. Things like Linen closet should remain as it they tend to be different structurally by definition, with specialised shelving, and typical location in the house, etc.Number36 (talk) 00:27, 1 May 2012 (UTC)