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revised What is a “moorland farmer”?
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Apr
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answered What is a “moorland farmer”?
Apr
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comment What is a “moorland farmer”?
In the UK, the term "farming" encompasses both arable farming and livestock farming. It is possible to be a livestock farmer (e.g. a "sheep farmer") without performing any ploughing or other cultivation of plant crops. Of course, many farms are mixed and farmers may grow crops to feed their animals. Not all do. In (some parts of) the USA maybe that is called ranching instead of farming.
Apr
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comment What is a “moorland farmer”?
The Ordnance Survey names them moors on their 1:25000 maps. It probably reflects long-standing local usage.
Apr
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comment What is a “moorland farmer”?
There are small moors, in central England, that are lowland boggy areas. It is land that is uncultivatable but potentially usable for grazing cattle or sheep.
Apr
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answered Is the saying “It's not that big of a deal” incorrect?
Apr
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comment Is “I like dogs but cats” a valid sentence?
@Hagen: Local ceiling-cat iz watchin' u an' gettin' ready to pounce!
Jan
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comment Person who pretends to not understand unless one speaks in exactly the words they expect
Hello Karen, welcome to English Language and Usage. Someone else down-voted your answer, perhaps because it initially looks more like a supportive comment than an answer providing the word sought. Maybe because Nit-picking was suggested earlier. Don't take it personally :)
Jan
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comment Is “despite” outdated?
Despite: 1058. Bro:68
Jan
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comment Is “despite” outdated?
Use of despite (and whilst) may be declining in the US much earlier and faster than in other parts of the Anglosphere (where they might have a long, fruitful and comfortable future).
Jan
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comment Is there a word similar to “reddening” for the color blue?
The word bluing is also a well established term in metalworking, so it is absolutely appropriate to use it for other circumstances where there is a change in colour. Karen's colleagues might like to use the established spelling to avoid looking silly.
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comment Why do people support/oppose the death penalty (with article), but oppose/support abortion (no article)
It would have been better to contrast "the death penalty" with "execution".
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