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Re: Refuse Lorry 1972 UK [Re: PimTac] #5281468 11/30/19 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Oh well, off for some bangers and mash.

I love bangers and mash, also bubble and squeak with a fried egg on top.

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Re: Refuse Lorry 1972 UK [Re: supton] #5282538 12/02/19 02:33 AM
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That is not a "refuse lorry". That is a "bin lorry". Or "dustbin lorry". Almost nobody over here says "refuse", "trash" or "garbage" (although most would know what it means if used in context). We'd say "rubbish", which is thrown away in a "rubbish bin" or "dustbin". The operatives of the bin lorry are "bin men".

Is that due to a change in terms since 1972? Curious if that is the cause.

In a way it is a sign of the times. You may note that the reporter is speaking a certain way - what's known as "received pronunciation" or "the Queen's English" (or to many people, simply "posh"). Back then this was typical of broadcasters, who spoke in a way not necessarily representative of the populus. "Refuse" is the sort of word someone from the higher echelons of society might use, as is demonstrated here. The sort of person who may have talked about the "refuse" being put out for collection would probably have had someone do it for them.

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Re: Refuse Lorry 1972 UK [Re: Y_K] #5282542 12/02/19 02:59 AM
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It's all rubbish here - rubbish truck, rubbish bin, rubbish dump.

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