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    Can I call someone that uses hoes a hoer or has it the same meaning as a hoe:))

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    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    Can I call someone that uses hoes a hoer or has it the same meaning as a hoe:))
    I don't know that I've ever heard of a profession where one exclusively uses a hoe, but if such a job exists then I suppose "hoer" would be the name for a person that does it.

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    Re: hoer

    Be careful who you call a hoer.

    He might hit you with it.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Be careful who you call a hoer.

    He might hit you with it.

    Rover

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    Re: hoer

    A farmer who uses a hoe can be called 'hoer' in my language and a bilingual Turkish dictionary defines English hoer as someone that has to use hoes when working.I was wondering if the same goes for English.

    Thanks.

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    Re: hoer

    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    A farmer who uses a hoe can be called 'hoer' in my language and a bilingual Turkish dictionary defines English hoer as someone that has to use hoes when working.I was wondering if the same goes for English.
    I don't think so. If we wanted to refer to him, we'd say 'the man hoeing' rather than 'the hoer'.

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    Re: hoer

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I don't think so. If we wanted to refer to him, we'd say 'the man hoeing' rather than 'the hoer'.
    . . .because it sounds too much like whore.

    Rover

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    #8

    Re: hoer

    The chances of a particular word being needed for a person who utilizes one particular farming implement are rather small. Especially since the Industrial Revolution.

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