Please note that I am not LITERALLY in a dumpster.
(See my post on the use of the word literally)
Dumpsters? Hmmm. I didn’t think I would be doing a blog post on this topic.
When I review my www.wordsbybob.com blog stats, I see lots of hits for the term dipsy dumpster. Also dipssy dumpster, Dempsey dumpster.
We are talking about a large trash receptacle if you haven’t figured this out yet.
Being a curious person, I thought I would find out more about his term.
Many seem to think it is dipsy dumpster. A more common label is Dempsey Dumpster. This is what we called them in the Air Force.
According to what I can find, the term should be Dempster Dumpster. In the 1930s, the Dempster brothers started making these devices. Actually, George Dempster came up with the system of truck and containers. The container was connected to the truck with chains.
The brothers Dempster were located in Knoxville.
The advantage of this new technique was that it made it 75 percent cheaper to pick up trash.