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  1. brennan's Avatar

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    Stay out of my closet

    A: "Any advice on the high heels?"
    B: "You should know"
    A: "Stay out of my closet"
    B: "Well, come out"
    A: "This is about the top twelve. Okay? Not your wishes"

    what do they mean (highlighted) ?

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    A: "Any advice on the high heels?"
    B: "You should know" <because you are gay>
    A: "Stay out of my closet" idiom
    B: "Well, come out" <see above idiom>
    A: "This is about the top twelve. Okay? Not your wishes" <This issue here isn't about declaring my sexuality; i.e., coming out of the closet, it's about fashion (?), the top twelve... shoes?>

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    The banter is from American Idol (a popular TV progam in the USA).

    The conversation was between Ryan Seacrest (A) and Simon Cowell (B). I am sure they were joking. (I don't think Ryan is gay.) The "top twelve" refers to the twelve remaining finalists (at that time). It's a singing competition, and after tbe final 24 are picked by the judges the home audience picks, week to week, who goes to the next round. American Idol is hugely popular, and there are versions of it in many countries. (It was originally a British export.)

    (BTW, another show that came to this country from the UK was The Weakest Link.)

    ~R

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The banter is from American Idol (a popular TV progam in the USA).

    The conversation was between Ryan Seacrest (A) and Simon Cowell (B). I am sure they were joking. (I don't think Ryan is gay.)
    That's debatable. Actually, it's an ongoing joke. He's known in the media as a metrosexual--and so the reason behind the puns.

    Metrosexual - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    CNN.com - Transcripts

    Google

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    Thank you, Casiopea and RonBee

    so, are 'stay out of the closet' and 'come out of the closet' same?

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    Quote Originally Posted by brennan View Post
    Thank you, Casiopea and RonBee

    so, are 'stay out of the closet' and 'come out of the closet' same?
    No. Stay out of my closet means don't get personal, stay out of my personal affairs, whereas come out of the closet means, declare your sexuality.

    Does that help?

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    No. Stay out of my closet means don't get personal, stay out of my personal affairs, whereas come out of the closet means, declare your sexuality.

    Does that help?
    thanks for your quick reply

    i still dont get it

    A: "Stay out of my closet"
    B: "Well, come out" -> what does it mean?

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    In the first case, he's saying "stay out of my affairs."

    In the second case, he's making a pun on the use of the word closet, by saying it's time he "came out" and admitted he was gay.

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In the first case, he's saying "stay out of my affairs."

    In the second case, he's making a pun on the use of the word closet, by saying it's time he "came out" and admitted he was gay.
    Got it..Thanks a lot, everybody

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    Re: Stay out of my closet

    If you look into somebody's closet you might see something that person doesn't want you to see. (Simon wasn't supposed to see Ryan's high heels (not that he really has any).)

    My understanding is that Simon and Ryan are friends in "real life" (they "hang out" together) and that the kind of banter we saw on the screen comes naturally to them.

    I know I am not a metrosexual because I have only one hair care product.


    ~R

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