Talk:Oyster pail

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It strikes me that "Chinese takeout container" is a more appropropriate main title for this article; and since it's not the only kind of "Chinese takeout" container - I'm used to the aluminum foil pans ;-) - it begs the question, what other items particular to takeout cuisine deserve articles. Or does this even warrant a separate article? I've never heard "oyster pail" before - is that by any chance a translation of the Chinese words for it?Skookum1 (talk) 17:05, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Chinese takeout containers are varied by material, size, and shape, whereas this is a very fixed item. Please read the article to find out why it's called this. Badagnani (talk) 17:12, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

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Original use for oysters[edit]

How does whoever wrote this article know that this type of container was originally used to hold oysters, and in which source is this information found? Badagnani (talk) 01:33, 21 July 2008 (UTC)


Why would this be specific to take-out food in the Midwest I always thought that people eat food everywhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Michaelkirschner (talkcontribs) 01:52, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Agree. This type of container is used throughout the United States, and probably Canada as well. Badagnani (talk) 02:57, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I've seen it in Canada... (talk) 05:44, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Detective fiction[edit]

Since this is a staple of detective fiction (TV, film, novels), there should be something about that... seems like detectives always eat Chinese takeout during stakeouts... (talk) 05:44, 24 June 2011 (UTC)