garbage vs. trash
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Mon Jan 22 15:00:14 UTC 2001
There is an entry for both _garbage_ and _trash_ in Wentworth
(_American Dialect Dictionary):
1900 e. Va. Richmond. garbage M'Cormic in Atla. Mon. 447. 1909 Va.
Perhaps I said 'geearbage.' In Va., we argue for its
correctness...Anon. Va. woman in Atlan. Mon. 137
trash, 1. n. 1925 s.w.S.C.-e.Ga. Savannah R. _Negro_ tresh. Everyday
2. = poor white trash.
3. n. Foolery; nonsense. 1921 Newfoundland.
4. n. Seet food, as candy. 1942 n.W.Va. Preston Col. I don't eat
trash between meals.
5. v.t. to hide (a trail) by going in water. 1934 Local U.S. Web.
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