Thursday, February 23, 2017

No-Dig; Nae-Dig; ZeroTill; No-Till; Shallow-Till; Whatever...

The nomenclature varies, depending on which side of the Atlantic you are, Americans saying "till" where we say "dig".  And a person or persons unknown, heedless of others using search engines, fixed on the wheeze of substituting "zero" for "no", (ffs). And there's confusion involving "shallow" and "minimal" too, because you may have to hoe the ground, (say, slicing through the top couple of inches), but that's still "no"-dig - I mean, you're hoeing, not digging.

As for the hyphen, don't get me started. Wikipedia uses it, Dowding doesn't. 

Well, then. On Pig Sty Avenue, being a Geordie Glaswegian blog, it's "nae-dig", (and notice the hyphen). But, just in case anyone is googling for the craic, I'll include all of the commonest terms, whenever I'm blogging about this, as labels. So, if you're leaning comfortably on your spade, we can begin...