[Tagging] New proposal draft to simplify the mapping of farm buildings (stables)
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Wed Aug 28 15:00:28 UTC 2019
On Wed, 28 Aug 2019 at 15:37, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> With regard to pig sty referring to an outdoor enclosure: the dictionary
> says it can mean both, a small building or outside area where pigs are
> kept. This is similar to German where, AFAIK, the outdoor areas associated
> with an animal building, may be comprised in the term (be seen as part of
I suppose it depends which dictionary you look at. Also, English
dictionaries are descriptive,
not prescriptive. It seems common (to me, but this isn't a topic I
generally discuss, so
it's not a good statistical sample) that sty usually refers to a building
and pen to an enclosure,
but the dictionaries I've looked at say sty means either building or
AFAIK this is a “modern” pigsty (not very suitable for the animals,
> although they live in small families they don’t have earth to move), it’s
> called slatted floor type.
As far as I can tell, that's classes as a piggery in British English. And
since it's far more common
than the old style sty, I think we probably need to acknowledge it.
Whether we need a formal vote
beforehand or not, the wiki page ought to list it as a type of farm
more happy pigs to be found here (supposedly)
And that is a pig pen. But, according to some, also a pig sty. An
enclosure rather than a building.
Do we have a good way of mapping enclosures? There are sheep folds as well
as pig pens.
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