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re: "Ashcans" is probably from London-born Hugh Wheeler
Posted by: sf 08:54 am EDT 05/10/21
In reply to: "Ashcans" is probably from London-born Hugh Wheeler - AlanScott 08:13 pm EDT 05/09/21

"Ashcans" is more or less certainly from London-born Hugh Wheeler - and I didn't attribute it to Sondheim - but he'd been living in the US for about 45 years by the time he wrote Sweeney Todd, and it is not a word that is used in Britain.
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