Is it obsolete to use the term garburator to refer to a garbage disposal unit in a kitchen? If it is, do we have a better term to replace it with?
Also, what is the etymology of this word?
As an American, I've never heard this word before today. I refer to it simply as a garbage disposal, without the word unit.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/garburator claims that this word is specific to Canada, so I assume it might have been a Canadian brand.
I heard the term years ago on the Red Green Show — again Canadian. I was able to figure out what it was by the images of the unit and the discussion. I had initially thought it was a brand but I have found nothing about such a brand anywhere.
My whole family uses the word, but we're the only people I've heard use it in Florida. My mom's family is from Canada, so that might be the reason.
I use the word. I'm Canadian and living in the USA. I was surprised to find no results when searching the big box stores online for a new garburator. Hence, I ended up here. I assumed it was a universal name until now.
Garberator is a contraction of the words garbage & macerator
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