FOR THE SCRAP HEAD

Hi Alan,

I read your newsletter “English goes to America” which is very interesting for learning about the history of English, and I found an expression that I guess has the meaning of ”in very very bad conditions that cannot be fixed any more”.

The sentence said that the boat called Speedwell was for the scrap head and was abandoned.

I would like to know if my conclusion is correct and if this expression is of general use and known by everybody.

Cheers!

I imagine it’s a typo for “scrap heap”.

That makes sense to me.

Thanks.