Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1993 14:21:03 EST From: Robert Kelly Subject: Re: Yiddish in NY? Heaven Forbid Dear Jane. growing up in Brooklyn (still part of NYC, tho who knows with Don Rodolfo) the distinction I had to learn to make was indeed between garbage (wet) and the dry equivalent. But in the 1940s it wasn't trash. It was rubbish. We had a full-fledged rubbish/garbage contrast. But often both were put in the same "garbage can" in the innocent days before waste management. And that stood next to the ashcan (one word) in the alleyway. RK