Our list of 15 words that have a totally different meaning on a farm – such as “estate”, “fencing” and “lodging” – struck a chord with readers, with many suggesting amusing additions. Here are some of yours:
To everyone else: What you do to avoid obstacles in your car.
To a farmer: A bull who has permanently mislaid his testicles.
2. Cake, nuts and rolls
To everyone else: A Victoria sponge, a Brazil and a Mr Kipling mini.
To a farmer: Types of sheep feed.
Do you have any ideas for words that have a totally different meaning on a farm? If so, email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Drawing cattle
To everyone else: Picturing livestock in watercolours.
To a farmer: Moving them from one part of the farm to another.
To everyone else: Something that happens on the Tube at rush hour.
To a farmer: Something we use to handle cattle.
5. Come by
To everyone else: An invitation to visit.
To a farmer: A command to his sheepdog.
To everyone else: A clothing company.
To a farmer: An acronym for “good agricultural practice”.
7. A shower
To everyone else: An alternative to a bath.
To a farmer: What you hope for when your crops need a drink.
To everyone else: Looking for oil.
To a farmer: Planting seeds.
9. Sheep race
To everyone else: A competition of the fastest farm animals.
To a farmer: To sort or handle sheep.
To everyone else: What an athlete jumps over.
To a farmer: A panel used as fencing or to create a pen.