Student or Learner
The following sentences are about trash hungters and I am not sure what the red parts mean.
1. Curb Appeal( it is a tile of this article)
2. No curbing Marylyn( it is a subtitle of this article)
3. I plugged it in, ran it for two days in my garage. The TV never shut off.
4. Other finds streo components, vacuum cleaners .. and a safe( THe owner had lost the combination:Kutnyak is getting a replacement from the manufacturer)
5. I go rummaging on Tuesday when the garbage collection is.
Should it not be 'kerb' rather than 'curb'?
Online Etymology Dictionary ) as the 'preferred British spelling in certain specialized senses, especially "edging of stone on a sidewalk" (1805)'. But the definition for "curb" (in the same dictionary) is '"margin of stone between a sidewalk and road" 1836 (sometimes spelled kerb)'.
But I admit I was surprised at Anglika's tolerance of a spelling that I am used to seeing in more transatlantic sources.
I took it that the article was American, and being a bit rushed did not explain spelling differences
In the US, it's "curb," and the practice of rummaging through other peoples' garbage is called either "dumpster diving" or "curb crawling." Dumpster diving refers to getting into those huge trash bins located behind businesses and pawing through the refuse, while curb crawling involves driving slowly along the curb on trash pick-up day to see if there is anything worth retrieving. The first bicycle I ever owned was assembled from various components my Dad picked up while curb crawling.
I personally would never climb into a dumpster, but apparently there are treasures to be had. I've read stories of folks finding, for example, pairs of brand new shoes in the dumpster behind major shoe stores (discarded because they'd been scratched or scuffed and were not saleable).
Is this from an American dictionary? I ask because of the term 'sidewalk' which I have always thought was exclusively American, as opposed to the Britsh term 'pavement'.
'"margin of stone between a sidewalk and road" 1836 (sometimes spelled kerb)'.