Is the word 'hog' a jargon in agriculture?
What about swine?
Or are those just common words?
- οικοςLv 74 months agoFavorite Answer
Answers are more or less correct except for referring to "pigs". A pig has not yet been weaned. When weaned, it becomes a shoat. When adult, it becomes a hog, either a sow or a boar. A swine is any member of the family Suidae, not just Sus scrofa. While those last are not "common" words, they are understood internationally and are standard and unambiguous.
- Anonymous3 months ago
A "Hog" is a colloquial term for a Harley Davidson brand motorcycle, which is oddly appropriate since the motorcycle is also a sloppy mess.
- oil field trashLv 74 months ago
It usually means a pig that is over 120 pounds in weight.
In the UK it can mean a sheep before its first shearing.
A swine is a more general term for a pig.
- MarkLv 74 months ago
Common words. VERY common words, too.
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- megalomaniacLv 74 months ago
Not really, it's quite a common alternate word for "pig". It's clearly understood by most non agriculturalists so that in my mind disqualifies it as jargon.
Update: What about swine? It's just another synonym. That happens in English.