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Unclear contextEdit

It is unclear what to culture, historical period, or geographic region this article refers. It appears to be Eurocentric and referring to a past period. More specificity is needed.

Proposed merge of Coat rack into HatstandEdit

These are describing the same object. You can hang coats on a hatstand and hats on a coat rack. Either can be freestanding, or attached to a wall. Lord Belbury (talk) 09:47, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

While one can hang a coat on a hatstand and vice-versa that doesn't mean they are the same. One can get to the shops on a tricycle the same as on a bicycle, but both merit an article here. Modern usage distinguishes between the designs, eg see the "coat racks" and hatstands on eBay. Batternut (talk) 15:43, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Is that difference enough to merit two different Wikipedia articles, though? This article currently says in its first sentence that hatstands can also be known as coat racks, and the coat rack article says that "The self-standing variant is more often referred to as a hatstand". A single article that explains the nuance (whatever it may actually be) would probably be more helpful. --Lord Belbury (talk) 16:22, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
    Y Merger complete. Klbrain (talk) 09:15, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Modern meaningEdit

Urban Dictionary here gives:

"Insane, particularly if characterised by exaggerated or cartoonish behaviour ; gibbering in an nonsensical fashion. (After Roger Irrelevant in Viz magazine.)"

The Viz character, Roger Irrelevant, is described here:

"Roger Irrelevant (He's Completely Hatstand) is a character from the Viz, a young man with a very strange mental problem where he continually produces irrelevant and surreal streams of language and behaviour." Martinevans123 (talk) 11:30, 17 January 2021 (UTC)