"Farm" slang terms

Chris Elmquist chrise at pobox.com
Mon Oct 19 09:16:21 CDT 2015

On Sunday (10/18/2015 at 03:26PM -0700), Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Oct 2015, Dave Wade wrote:
> >I can see that Antenna Farms is an older term, dating back to at least 1950,
> >but of course as antenna's are usually in fields..
> It gradually evolved from agricultural to ANYTHING,
> and then from fields to ANY space.
> Does it correlate with the decline of actual FARMING?

It's part of the name of the tower facility and the company that owns
the towers here in Minneapolis where ALL of the TV transmitters for the
Twin Cities are located,


I'm also familiar with the term as it relates to employment.  Eg,

	"I lost my engineering job when it got farmed out to India".

Chris Elmquist

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