Undertoad Sunday Jan 5 12:06 PM
1/5/2003: Canuck cattle on the move
Griff Sunday Jan 5 12:12 PM
Its faster to count heads than legs?
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jan 5 06:32 PM
Good question! Have you ever heard someone say gaggle without geese? Or pod without whales? I think all groups of animals should be refered to as x many butts.
jaguar Sunday Jan 5 06:54 PM
Was there any purpose at all in using a larger font with that message?
slang Sunday Jan 5 06:55 PM
(stupid question coming up)
elSicomoro Sunday Jan 5 07:01 PM
Dear God...that has to be the most perfect sentence jag has ever typed on the Cellar!
Griff Sunday Jan 5 08:30 PM
I smell a greatest hits nomination! Er ah maybe it the cow crap.
slang Sunday Jan 5 08:32 PM
wolf Sunday Jan 5 10:35 PM
At dusk and dawn they gather along the roadways and nibble the snow away in great swatches.
You didn't used to see so much snow gone at one time, but recent trends in Canada regarding gun registration have curtailed a lot of the usual culling of the herds by hunting and you'll see brown patches like that because of over-grazing.
See, it wasn't a stupid question after all.
tpsreport Monday Jan 6 11:57 AM
Head of cattle
The use of "head of cattle" to refer to the group of cattle is synecdoche. MWCD10 <a href="http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=synecdoche">defines</a> <em>synecdoche</em> as "a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (as society for high society), the species for the genus (as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (as boards for stage)"
BubbleSculptor Monday Jan 13 04:08 AM
Easier to count heads..
...back in my cattle driving days, I learned why it's called "head of cattle". When you are counting the cattle that pass thru a gate, or in the herd, corral, etc, it's pretty dang hard to count bodies or other parts, but the heads stick out. You count heads, hence, 300 head of cattle.
mitheral Sunday Sep 25 04:22 AM
floatingk Monday Sep 26 06:56 AM
In Montana the locals would plow sections of the ditch as wind breaks to cut down on the amount of drifting, right next to the fence is always a good place bc the slowed down a bit. Thats what I reckon.
mitheral Monday Sep 26 11:31 AM
Could be. I've never seen anyone plowing a ditch around here but it is kind of weird with my theory that the brown patch doesn't extend right to the fence. Course that could be because the animals that were living on the other side of the fence ate all the grass they could reach thru the fence.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Sep 26 07:45 PM
Welcome to the Cellar, floatingk. Is that your brand?