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Opening comment[edit]

Does anyone have any idea who invented the sprung wooden clothes peg? I know someone who claims that their ancestor invented it but I can't find any information about this.

Name change[edit]

  • I propose changing the article's name from "Clothes-pin" to "Clothes-peg". Does anyone have any reason to object? EuroSong talk 14:49, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Give yourselves a pat on the back![edit]

I find the idea of clothes pegs fascinating. Utterly marvellous page. I am the chairman of the clothes peg appreciation society. Thumbs up to anyone who has worked on this page, it should be highly commended. The wealth of knollwedge on the topic of the clothespin is remarkle... well done!


Changed a picture, deleted odd section on clothes pin production moving to China, and other minor edits Fleetham (talk) 06:27, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:53, 1 March 2009 (UTC) 

The result of the proposal was PAGE MOVED per discussion below. -GTBacchus(talk) 20:36, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

  • The US term is clothespin. In the UK and AU it is clothes peg. There is no reason to move the page to clothes peg or clothes-peg, but it would be ok to move it to clothespin, which is much more common than clothes pin or clothes-pin. (talk) 22:01, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • When User:Hogtied moved this page at 11:45, 24 March 2006 from Clothespin to Clothes-pin he stated the move comment "Hyphen given in OED. Also prevents "-spin" confusion.", which seems sensible to me. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:35, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
    OED is a British dictionary. Clothespin is an American word. What is the "spin confusion?" How to pronounce the word? It is pronounced clothes-pin, but clothes-pin isn't a word. Check any American dictionary.[1] (talk) 23:18, 31 August 2008 (utc)
  • Support. WP:ENGVAR is the relevant guideline. This article doesn't have particular ties to the US or the UK, so the decision is up to "the first major contributor to the article". This was (presumably) Seth Ilys ([2]), who called the implement in question a "clothespin", tying us down to the US spelling. We should therefore use the standard US spelling, without the hyphen. Tevildo (talk) 18:35, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. Actually both spellings are acceptable in the US based on dictionary lookups. However the single word spelling is, in my opinion, far and away the most common. Vegaswikian (talk) 03:59, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Removal of "Other uses" ?[edit]

That section is rather meaningless, and could best be conserved otherwise, which I'm sure it is. /Mats Henricson, 2009-08-25 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:07, 25 August 2009 (UTC)