Farmers are artists whose canvas is the land. They combine natural elements such as seeds, dirt, rain and sun to create copious new forms. Analogously, many farm-related words can be combined in word charades, to create a bumper crop of new word forms. Examples include EGG + PLANT, BULL + ION, STY + MY AND MOO+RING.
Word Ways: Vol. 29
, Article 19.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol29/iss1/19