One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘large areas of land are now littered with military detritus’
debris, waste, waste matter, discarded matter, refuse, rubbish, litter, scrap, flotsam and jetsam, lumber, rubble, wreckage
remains, remnants, fragments, scraps, spoilage, dregs, leavings, sweepings, dross, scum, chaff, offscourings, swill, slag
North American trash, garbage
NZ Australian mullock
informal dreck, junk
British informal grot, gash
vulgar slang shit, crap
rare draff, raffle, raff, cultch, orts
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