people get a lot of mileage out of conflating "farmer" with "the CEO of an agribusiness company worth millions"

It's a very strange linguistic problem, I suppose brought on by the economic reality that the only way to profitably farm is to own as much as you can.

But like, you wouldn't call the CEO of Tyson chicken "a butcher"


@InternetEh Local politics has been fighting a really stupid version of this linguistic problem. We have a neighborhood named Butchertown from when the era when that was a small business. The neighborhood has a massive blight from a huge industrial pig slaughterhouse. People all the time claim you can’t kick the last “butcher” out of Butchertown. Uh, that’s not how names work? That plant isn’t a butcher shop?

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