Talk:Christmas tree farm

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Christmas tree farm

= Christmas tree + farm, doesn't it? DCDuring TALK 18:24, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Yup. Speedy. And kill dairy farming as well. --Hekaheka 19:31, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
It has seniority over me. It's been here since July 2006. DCDuring TALK 20:39, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Just one issue for me - I've never heard of a tree farm. Plantation, orchard, whatever, but never a tree farm. Having said that, what else could it possibly mean? Mglovesfun (talk) 22:28, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
That's the point. I misspoke in nominating above. I should have said, if you know tree farm and Christmas tree you know Christmas tree farm and Christmas-tree farming. In contrast, Tree farm is a little unexpected from most senses of farm, so we have the entry. Same with fish farm.
Even familiar dairy farm doesn't make much literal sense piecewise, though it is arguable that it couldn't mean anything else, given basic knowledge of dairy products. The cultural knowledge required to interpret "dairy farm" is not common in the lactose-intolerant latitudes, for example. If you know dairy farm, should you know dairy farming? Also, we don't call a [cattle ranch]] a cattle farm in the US. It goes without saying that we are the only lexicographical source with Christmas-tree farm, but one of the very few without cattle-ranch and dairy farm and, yes, dairy farming. DCDuring TALK 23:36, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
OK my one condition for deletion has been met, ergo delete. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:41, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Deleted by me. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:23, 2 December 2010 (UTC)