The word rubbish is a bone of contention for me. I really get wound up when the British get on their high horse and talk about the Americanisms creeping in their language. I think because of where I work and the circles I run in I probably get corrected more than most Americans.

As you know Americans use trash instead of rubbish but what the British don't know is that trash is a Middle English word that they dropped in the 1800's and picked up rubbish instead. I think it just winds me because there are somethings that stuck with Americans due to the distance of the oceans and so the cultures evolved separately.

All the Best!

American to Britain