Talk:Lazy Susan

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SMH article[edit]

A column in the SMH mentioned this article [1] and says that the origin of the name is from a cheesemaker in France in the 18th century called Suzanne. Though since it was just someone's opinion, I dont think it can be included--Astrokey44 23:16, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


actualy there is a drawing by Leonardo da Vincy depicting an apparatus in all ways simillar to the lazy susan, only a lot bigger and used to convey food and drinking to prisioners condemned to the 'obliete' or to soldiers


How can geoge washinton possibly be considered the inventor when they existed before he was born? He may have adopted it for the phonograph, but he was hardly the inventor. This whole section is uncited anyway and should be removed. -- 01:33, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

I agree, and have removed it. 20:55, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
George Washington died before phonographs were invented. I suppose you meant Edison? — LlywelynII 10:12, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Stub tag[edit]

I am considering removing the stub tag as there's not much more that can be added to expand this article. It's pretty much as complete as it's going to get in terms of content. Anyone disagree? -- œ 06:57, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

It's not a stub, but it's certainly lacking in content. These things were never ubiquitous in the US (unsourced claim to the contrary) but they're certainly everywhere all over China. When did that happen? — LlywelynII 10:14, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


the link or the source "confirming" the origin of the term "lazy Susan" actually states quite the opposite to the claim:

"A popular theory suggests that.." and "Another theory suggests that" are both annulled by "Interesting as those stories are, there is no hard evidence to support either of them."! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:32, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

World Wide Words research article[edit]

Michael Quinion has traced the origin of the term to well before the Vanity Fair article. (talk) 15:35, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Here's the actual link, though it's good enough I'll probably add it to the article if it's not already there. — LlywelynII 10:26, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

The Weather Line?[edit]

What is this referring to? It's not linked, and googling '"The Weather Line" phenomenon' suggests that this is the only big webpage discussing such a thing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:07, 21 June 2010 (UTC)


Both words of "Lazy Susan" are capitalized throughout most of the article. Reliable sources don't seem to lean that way.

Would there be any objection to changing the usage within the article to "lazy Susan"? If there's a consensus, or at least no objection, I'll make the change in about a week. Thank you, SchreiberBike talk 19:24, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Change made. SchreiberBike talk 17:47, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
For what it's worth, I'll second that you were right to do so. (Albeit it seems like it was originally with caps.) — LlywelynII 10:19, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


When did it spread over? and what accounts for it remaining ubiquitous there while it's tapered off in the US? — LlywelynII 17:29, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


I just wanted to say thanks to whoever added the bit about the corner cabinet. It was useful to me. TheMysteriousDrX (talk) 14:03, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Your thanks is owed to Rohirok, who first added content on corner cabinets in 2006. You may be interested to know that you can search the history of a page with the WikiBlame tool, for which there's a shortcut at the top of every history page (under the title "Revision history search"). Ibadibam (talk) 00:53, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Pinyin transcription of Chinese name[edit]

The Chinese name for a "lazy Susan", 餐桌转盘, is followed by "p cānzhuō zhuànpán". To the vast majority of English-speaking readers, the "p" will be quite meaningless. If you realise it's a link and click on it, you'll be referred to "pinyin", the Latin transcription of Chinese words. But I really can't see why this isn't simply rendered as "pinyin" - or, even more simply, nothing at all, since "cānzhuō zhuànpán" is quite clearly a phonetic transcription of the Chinese characters. (talk) 22:53, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

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