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Gautama
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:52 am    Post subject: May I have a quick rant? Reply with quote

Does anybody use the term "urban farmer" to describe themselves?

For the last year there's been a column in the Irish Times where the contributor refers to herself, allotment holders and people that grow vegetables in their gardens, as "urban farmers".

Since she started using the term a year ago I've only heard her use it. I get the impression that it's a term she likes and is trying to get it into common usage. I feel it's about as accurate a term as her use of Roundup in organic gardens.

Rant over. Moderator, if you feel this posting is unnecessary, please PM me and delete it.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years back I was working for one of the big insurers. We had the 'big word of the day' competition going on. All us useless worker bees where dragged into meetings to explain ourselves why we can't do the impossible.... At these gatherings the upper classes used language we could not contemplate (or at least that was the idea or whatever Smile). We met up afterwards and over a pint we picked out the best one of the day. This sounds just like it.... maybe she even worked there Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like some " Blue sky thinking " to me, there's a book being released on the 5th of March called " The new urban farmer " by Celia Brooks Brown. Looks like it's becoming a common term. Grit your teeth Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gautama, I'd love to know what age you are......I love to rant and give off about modern stupidities, it's one of the advantages of growing old ! If you're not over 50, then all I can say is you have a great future ahead of you........i'm one of those unfortunate post-war babies that is facing the 21st century with great.......well......... disenchantment ....
My current rant is about that horrible word "staycation" .............who thought that one up ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

urban farmer because real farmers are not good enough, I suppose. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the urban farmer is having a Staycation while reading big words in the Irish Times, . I feel your pain people...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"staycation"........who thought that one up ?


I reckon it was Bord Faulty !! Laughing

Who were probably bored stupid .
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redfox, that meeting reminded me of a post going round the office i used to work at ,it was about how all the monkeys at the top of the tree looked down and saw smiling faces looking up at them,however the monkeys at the bottom looking up saw a load of ??????????
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